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98 the underground railroad

The Underground Railroad

Historic Events

Int – High Int

About this printable lesson

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. Students learn and review related vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare literal and metaphorical railway terms.

Lesson Materials

  • Est. time to teach:2–2.5
  • Pages:5

In This Lesson

  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing
  • comprehension questions
  • summarizing
  • discussion
  • literal
  • network
  • abolitionist
  • sympathizer
  • interracial
  • prominent
  • former
  • orchestrate
  • take refuge
  • capture
  • activist
  • abolish