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Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Two years after the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the $110 million center, opened with exhibits on how enslaved African-Americans risked their lives to make the northward trek to freedom. Today, however, the center is shifting its focus while serving as an educational focal point, research asset and change agent.…
Descriptors: Freedom, Sex Role, Change Agents, Slavery
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Lapham, Steven S.; Hanes, Peter; Turner, Thomas N.; Clabough, Jeremiah C.; Cole, William – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2013
This issue's "Middle Level Learning" section presents two articles. The first is "Harriet Tubman: Emancipate Yourself!" (by Steven S. Lapham and Peter Hanes). "Argo," which won the 2012 Oscar for best picture, was about a daring escape of six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Now imagine the…
Descriptors: Slavery, Change Agents, Females, African American History
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Horton, James Oliver – OAH Magazine of History, 2001
Offers historical information on the underground railroad, a secret organization that attempted to move slaves from bondage to freedom. Focuses on William Still, one of the most effective organizers of the underground railroad, and the story of his family. Addresses the reunion between Still and his brother Peter. (CMK)
Descriptors: Black Family, Black History, Blacks, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Magolda, Peter – AACE Journal, 2006
This manuscript reports on the first year of a formative, external program evaluation of the Critical Fusion Initiative (CFI), which involved a higher education institution, a public high school, a corporation, and two nonprofit organizations. The initiative fused technology and education to address the issue of equity by assisting 16 high school…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High Schools, Program Evaluation, Nonprofit Organizations
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Strangman, Nicole – Reading Online, 2002
Includes an interview with second-grade teacher Patty Taverna and computer teacher Terry Hongell. Explains that their collaboration on social studies projects yielded some remarkable activities. Outlines the first such project--the "Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad" website. (PM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grade 2, Internet, Interviews
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Pearsall, Shelley – Voices from the Middle, 2004
Even as a child, Pearsall questioned social injustice and prejudice. In her own community in Ohio and, as she grew, all over the world, she saw social inequities she could neither understand nor accept. Her novel "Trouble Don't Last," takes place during the era of the Underground Railroad. The chapter included here pulls us in…
Descriptors: Justice, Freedom, Bias, Novels
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Dallmer, Denise – History Teacher, 2002
In this article, the author describes the summer institute which she planned through her involvement with the Institute for Freedom Studies at Northern Kentucky University, whose purpose is to promote interdisciplinary research, teaching and community outreach grounded in the study of the Underground Railroad. The purpose of the institute was to…
Descriptors: Local History, Civil Rights, Freedom, Transportation
Cohen, Anthony – American Educator, 2001
Describes one historian's search for information on the Underground Railroad, retracing on foot one of the routes formerly traveled by fugitives, seeking historical societies and libraries in each town, and interviewing descendants of slaves. He also had himself boxed up and smuggled onto a train to simulate the situation of one fugitive. A…
Descriptors: Black History, Colonial History (United States), Freedom, Slavery
Goodstein, Carol – Crisis, 1990
Describes the Underground Railroad, a loosely organized system used by runaway Southern slaves to reach freedom in the North. Discusses the role of "conductors," who acted as guides and offered shelter along the route. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Blacks, Migration Patterns
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana. – 2001
The Geography Educators' Network of Indiana's 2001 Exploring and Teaching Institute led 23 educators from around the state on a six day traveling adventure. Participants explored art, literature/folklore, historical sites and archives, physical environments, architecture, economics, politics, and cultures associated with the Underground Railroad…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education
Shelton, Lois G. – 1990
Materials for teaching a unit about the Underground Railroad (the system set up to assist fleeing, runaway slaves heading north) in Indiana are presented. Specifically, the Western Route that passed through Daviess County in Indiana is examined. The materials provide background on the Underground Railroad and the Western Route, plans for teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Tabone, Carmine; Albrecht, Robert – Stage of the Art, 2000
Claims drama in the classroom offers teachers an opportunity to "bring to life" the challenges and triumphs of African Americans. Describes a drama workshop based on the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. (NH)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Blacks, Colonial History (United States), Drama Workshops
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana. – 2001
The Geography Educator's Network of Indiana's 2001 Exploring and Teaching Institute series led 23 educators from around the state on a six day traveling adventure. Participants explored art, literature/folklore, historical sites and archives, physical environments, architecture, economics, politics, and cultures associated with the Underground…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Curriculum Enrichment, Geography
Finnen, Wanda – Teacher Ideas Press, 2004
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American History, Folk Culture, Slavery
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Mensher, Gail B. – Young Children, 1994
Describes one school's annual celebration of Harriet Tubman, 19th-century African-American heroine of the Underground Railroad. Children ages 4-11 engage in multisensory and cognitive learning activities designed to help them understand the rich traditions of early African Americans and the abolitionist movement to end slavery. Activities…
Descriptors: Black History, Black Studies, Blacks, Elementary Education
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