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Being a passenger on the UGRR at HMS Library

You are going to travel to 3 stations learning about the Underground Railroad.  You may use your notes and everything you learn at the stations to answer the questions on the UGRR Worksheet.  Conductors are here to help you so don't be afraid to ask for help.  Here are your questions and note that you must give evidence as to where you found the information.  Document your sources.  Can you have more than 1 source?  Absolutely, and make sure that you use all 3 stations and your notes at least once.

1. What was the Underground Railroad?

2. What dangers did slaves face as they traveled through the Underground Railroad?

3. How did they travel safely from one "station" to another?

4. What was the role of the conductors of the Underground Railroad?  Name at least one conductor that your learned about?

Interactive UGRR Site - Station 1

You are a slave - take the journey!


Cool Artifacts at the Kansas State Historical Society


Click on photos to see who these famous Kansans were!


More Amazing Underground RR Books

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Underground Railroad - Brenda E. Stevenson; C. Peter Ripley; Larry Gara
ISBN: 0912627646
Publication Date: 1998-02-23

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January's Sparrow - Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399250774
Publication Date: 2009-10-29

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Underground - Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435384
Publication Date: 2011-01-18

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Stealing Freedom - Elisa Carbone
ISBN: 0679893075
Publication Date: 1998-12-07

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When Harriet Met Sojourner - Catherine Clinton; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060504250
Publication Date: 2007-10-16


UGRR Worksheet


Underground RR Titles in the HMS Library

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The House of Dies Drear - Virginia Hamilton; Diane Dillon (Contribution by); Leo Dillon (Contribution by)
ISBN: 1416914056
Publication Date: 2006-01-03

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Steal Away Home - Lois Ruby
ISBN: 0027778835
Publication Date: 1994-11-01

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Bound for the North Star - Dennis Brindell Fradin
ISBN: 0395970172
Publication Date: 2000-10-16

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Underground - Jean Ferris
ISBN: 0374372438
Publication Date: 2007-10-16

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A School for Pompey Walker - Michael J. Rosen; Aminah B. Robinson (Illustrator); Brenda Lynn Robinson (Illustrator); Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 015200114X
Publication Date: 1995-09-15

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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky - Faith Ringgold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0517587688
Publication Date: 1992-11-24

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Harriet Tubman - Rob Shone; Anita Ganeri
ISBN: 1404202455
Publication Date: 2005-07-15

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The Ever-After Bird - Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 9780152026202
Publication Date: 2007-11-01

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Dear Friend - Judith Bentley
ISBN: 052565156X
Publication Date: 1997-02-01


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