This Black History resource is related to the Underground Railroad. It is a simulation activity your students can participate in, pretending they are themselves a runaway slave. There are 6 word wall cards with terms they should be familiar with before doing the activity. Also Included are two maps, one labeled/one not, for you to differentiate among your students. I've provided a script for you to guide your students from one destination on the map to the other (North), which gets them closer to freedom.
They'll have to make decisions like the real runaway slaves did, like should they cross in front of the Master's Big House to sleep in the chicken coop overnight or should they go behind the Big House to sleep in the church loft? They'll have obstacles like rivers, slave hunters, and sand traps that will make them have to think critically.
After doing the activity, they can make their own runaway slave map on the blank map provided. There is also a printable with questions for them to reflect on the activity. This is a great assignment to do during Black History Month, when studying the Underground Railroad, and/or slaves!
This activity is pulled from my larger related product, Henry Box Brown and Slavery.
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