Teaching the Underground Railroad is a seminar and curricular development program for primary to 12th grade teachers designed to enhance positive societal change while teaching and promoting the ideal of freedom – through lessons learned from the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is significant in our country’s history as it was an attempt to provide a positive solution to the atrocity of slavery. It is a triumph of the enslaved persons themselves, and those who assisted them, the abolitionists. The class provides an intensive examination of the Underground Railroad movement as it impacts and influences American history and culture to the present day. Teachers who have participated in the class were required to develop teaching materials for their own classrooms. Their work has been collected and is available on this website. Our goal is to provide other educators with practical lesson plans, class resource materials, and bibliographies of children/adolescent literature for use in primary to 12 grade classrooms.
For more information, contact Dr. Denise Dallmer at firstname.lastname@example.org