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ERIC Number: ED410579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
The Underground Railroad: Developing a Literary Track to Slave Narrative.
Goncalves, Wande Knox
This paper offers a method of bringing to third-grade students an understanding of African-American contributions to the United States, the experience of slavery, and the struggle for freedom on the secretive Underground Railroad. The paper contains a list of eight primary sources to be used. Its lessons focus specifically on the skills necessary for a slave to successfully run to freedom, the inner workings of the Underground Railroad, the specialized knowledge of the runaways, and the major conductors along the line. The paper suggests 7 days as the number of class periods for the lessons. It gives a brief description of the activities, day by day, which include outside homework projects, the reading of specific stories, and student research and written recording of narratives collected. The paper also suggests extended enrichment activities. Contains 11 references. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A