Students combine history fun
with critical thinking skills
in this resource that accompanies the History Channel's online video.
This packet accompanies the video and information on the History Channel’s website “8 Key Contributors to the Underground Railroad,”
which you can preview at tinyurl.com/j4ts7sx.
In this 20-page printable
• read a summary of the information
provided in the short online video
• watch the video for additional information
about people and events they will study in the packet text
• return to the web site, read the introductory paragraph
about the Underground Railroad
and then complete questions about material
they learn in the introduction
• read biographical information
about eight men and women
who were major contributors in the Underground Railroad
• complete questions about each biography
• complete the “Your reaction” section, which directs them to use critical thinking
to identify a part of the biography
they found interesting
and to explain their interest
• and to compose three questions they would like to ask of the person
they have just read about
is provided for each section.
are provided for each section.
This activity is suitable for middle school, high school, homeschool, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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