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The Underground Railroad for kids : from slavery to freedom with 21 activities

Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides twenty-one activities that kids can do to learn about the Underground Railroad.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kay Carson
ISBN: 1556525540 9781556525544
OCLC Number: 54455235
Description: 164 p. : ill. ; 21 x 28 cm.
Contents: A narrow escape and a secret network --
Passengers : fleeing a life of bondage --
Print adinkra cloth --
Homemade hoecakes --
Story-telling griots --
Rubber band banjo --
Ticket agents and railroad operators : fighting for abolition and aiding runaways --
Silver Seminole gorgets --
Create an antislavery handbill --
Write and decode underground railroad messages --
Singing to freedom --
Conductors : transporting illegal cargo --
Candle in a cup --
Pack up and go --
Visit an underground railroad station --
Navigate by the North Star --
Follow the drinking gourd --
Stationmasters : hiding passengers from slave catchers --
Get lost in disguise --
Design a hiding place --
Shake on it --
Make a paper quilt block --
Light a lantern --
Brakemen : making a life in freedom --
Canada today --
End of the line : war, emancipation, and equality --
Civil War in your state --
Wartime wrappings --
Juneteenth.
Responsibility: Mary Kay Carson.
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Portrays the heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad. This activity book includes 80 narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30  Read more...

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"Puts this tragic period of American history in age-appropriate terms without glossing over important details." -- Cincinnati Magazine "Fascinating ... the latest book from an excellent paperback Read more...

 
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