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The Underground Railroad

Historic Events

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

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.

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