For Teachers

Take your students on a journey through the Underground Railroad and discover new ways to explore language arts, music, history, earth science and social studies.  Personalize their experience with unforgettable stories, letters and photographs.  Connect them with their local communities and their own family histories and you just might open their minds to new ways of thinking --  about the past, present, and future. 

Feel free to use clips from the film or delve into the resources on this web site.  We hope this guide makes it easy for you to integrate the Underground Railroad in your classroom.  Better yet, we hope your students will walk away with a greater understanding of freedom and what it means to be a responsible citizen in today‚Äôs world.

James Oliver Horton, Ph.D.
George Washington University

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