How Did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom?: And Other Questions about the Underground Railroad

In the early 1800s, many black slaves in the southern states began to risk their lives to gain freedom in the North They escaped from plantations with no money to buy food and no maps to help them find their way They could travel only at night If runaway slaves were caught, they could be beaten to death Still, many slaves tried to flee Slave catchers chased them, butIn the early 1800s, many black slaves in the southern states began to risk their lives to gain freedom in the North They escaped from plantations with no money to buy food and no maps to help them find their way They could travel only at night If runaway slaves were caught, they could be beaten to death Still, many slaves tried to flee Slave catchers chased them, but the runaways seemed to disappear into thin air or through a secret underground escape route So how did slaves escape from their masters Where did they hide How did the slaves communicate with each other and the people who were helping them Discover the facts about the brave men and women who formed the Underground Railroad Learn how their secret work changed the lives of thousands of slaves.
How Did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom And Other Questions about the Underground Railroad In the early s many black slaves in the southern states began to risk their lives to gain freedom in the North They escaped from plantations with no money to buy food and no maps to help them fin

  • Title: How Did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom?: And Other Questions about the Underground Railroad
  • Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
  • ISBN: 9780761352297
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Book Title: How did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom? by Laura Hamilton WaxmanShort Description of the Book: This text is unique because it asks six questions about slavery and then provides answers by listing many facts about life then. There is a variety of graphics and a focus on vocabulary on each page. Also, a timeline is given at the end to tie all the information together about becoming freeCUS: Narrative Features I would Use in a Mini-Lesson: 1) Explaining Historical Events: Each page is d [...]

    2. This short, nonfiction chapter book was a great introduction to the Underground Railroad. I found the information about Isaac Hopper especially interesting. He is sometimes called the father of the Underground Railroad, but I'd never heard of him before. He was one of the first people to help runaway slaves. Despite reading a number of books this summer (primarily historical fiction) that dealt with the Underground Railroad, I still learned some interesting facts from this book. Good resource fo [...]

    3. Each year I read the Addy American Girl Doll series to my students. This year, they became fascinated with the Underground Railroad. This book was one I checked out so that they could learn more.

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