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The Underground Railroad

Historic Events

Int – High Int

In this lesson, students learn about the freedom movement involving runaway slaves and abolitionists in the US and Canada in the years leading up to the American Civil War. This lesson includes a reading (with audio), comprehension questions, vocabulary review tasks, and discussion questions.

Vocabulary
  • literal
  • network
  • abolitionist
  • sympathizer
  • interracial
  • prominent
  • former
  • orchestrate
  • take refuge
  • capture
  • activist
  • abolish
Printable Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing
  • comprehension questions
  • summarizing
  • discussion
Digital Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Extra Information A(Reference)
  • Extra Information B(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)