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Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman


Printable Underground Railroad Quilt Code Game (Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational)


Exploring the Underground Railroad | Do you teach slavery or the underground railroad to elementary students? Here are some authentic, interactive activity ideas for you! {School & the City blog}

Printable Underground Railroad Quilt Code- I have used this quilt code in an Underground Railroad Simulation that was very engaging. Students found that the Underground Railroad was more involved than they originally thought. My only caution is to be sure that the patterns are developmentally appropriate for the students.


"Freedom Stairway" the one hundred steps leading down from the Rankin House toward the Ohio River. The John Rankin House in Ripley was a station on the Underground Railroad It was said that when a light shone in the window of Rankins home , it was safe for the slaves to approach. Rankin helped more than 2 thousand slaves to escape..Riply Ohio