UNITED STATES Lots of old neighborhoods make the claim: See that house? It was once a station on the Underground Railroad. Was it? (Washington Post) What was the Underground Railroad? What was a station? Use our simple study guide to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The … Continue reading Was This House a Station on the Underground Railroad?
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … the World Nomad Games are SPECTACULAR. The World Nomad Games are being held at Lake Issyk-Kul. Find the lake on our map of Kyrgyzstan! Take a look at some of the sporting events at the World Nomad Games. What sports most intrigue you? One … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned this Week
UNITED STATES Historian Eric Foner’s new book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, explores “[t]he struggle of people to make this a better country.” (NPR) Explore the Underground Railroad as a runaway slave in our Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom interactive. Teachers, use the interactive’s Educator Guide to help students engage with the activity. Discussion Ideas Explore our Underground Railroad interactive. … Continue reading Author Explores a ‘Gateway to Freedom’