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Climb Aboard the Underground Railroad T.O.U.R! ___"Here you find the details of an online curriculum project involving teachers and students studying the Underground Railroad." - Text only - From Education World - http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr195.shtml 


Friends of the Underground Railroad __ "Friends of the Underground Railroad is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and support of Underground Railroad history and sites."  Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From fourr.org - http://www.fourr.org/ 

Harriet Tubman ___A good biography of this courageous woman who was responsible for freeing hundreds of slaves. - Illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html


Harriet Tubman __ An encyclopedic article with links to additional materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman


Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad for Children __ "Here's a web-based activity about Harriet Tubman for primary age children."  Timelines, games, lesson plans and many more resources. - From pocanticohills.org - http://www.pocanticohills.org/tubman/tubman.html


Harriett Tubman biography __ A good biography and links to many additional resources. - illustrated - From lkwdpl.org - http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/tubm-har.htm




Harriet Tubman Conductor of the Underground Railroad Civil War __ "Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the "Moses of her people." Over the course of 10 years, and at great personal risk, she led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad..."  A biography photos and links to additional resources. - illustrated - From americancivilwar.com - http://americancivilwar.com/women/harriet_tubman.html


Harriet Tubman Picture Gallery - Images of Harriet Tubman __ Gallery of click-to-enlarge photos of Harriet Tubman. - illustrated - From about.com - http://womenshistory.about.com/od/harriettubman/ig/Harriet-Tubman-Pictures/


Harriet Tubman timeline __ A very well annotated timeline of her life. - illustrated - From math.buffalo.edu - http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html


Harriet Tubman Web Hunt | The Underground Railroad | Scholastic.com __ The most famous conductor along the Underground Railroad was Harriet Tubman. She was born a slave in Maryland and escaped when she was 25 years old. She returned to the South 19 times, helping over 300 enslaved African Americans to freedom. Explore the links in this site to learn more about her remarkable life. - From teacher.scholastic.com - http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/harriet_tubman.htm     

Map of the Routes on the Underground Railroad __ See just how many Underground Railroad routes there were. - illustrated - From pocanticohills.org - http://www.pocanticohills.org/tubman/map.htm




National Park Service: Aboard the Underground Railroad __ "...introduces travelers, researchers, historians, preservationists, and anyone interested in African American history to the fascinating people and places associated with the Underground Railroad." - From National Park Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/


New Jersey's Underground Railroad __ A detailed history, timeline and more. - From Unknown - http://49njrvs.tripod.com/id24.html


NPS Underground Railroad Sites __ National Park locator for Underground Railroad sites with links to further information about each. - From National Park Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/states.htm


Tracks to Freedom __ Canada.com special on the Underground Railway in Canada. - illustrated - From canada.com - http://www2.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/freedom/index.html


Underground Railroad History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts __ "Though neither underground nor a railroad, the Underground Railroad got its name because its activities had to be carried out in secret, using darkness or disguise and because railway terms were used in reference to the conduct of the system."  A general overview with links to related materials. - From history.com - http://www.history.com/topics/underground-railroad   

The Underground Railroad ___Choose a square from the quilt to learn about the topic at hand. The information is provided by and is suitable for younger grades and is accompanied by links to other relevant websites.- Illustrated - From Mr. Leahy's Class, Greenway Elementary School -



The Underground Railroad ___Eighth graders -- follow the list of Web resources to gather information about the Underground Railroad in order to complete the assigned task. - Illustrated - By Karen Harris, from Catawba County School - http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/webquest/harris/ 


The Underground Railroad ___Take a virtual journey to freedom on this most excellent website which includes a timeline, classroom ideas, resources and links. - Illustrated - From National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/


Underground Railroad __ "The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad


The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity __ A resource for teachers with lessons and more. - illustrated - From scholastic.com - http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/


Underground Railroad--History of Slavery, Pictures, Information __ "You are a slave in Maryland in the 1800s. Can you escape? Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic's Underground Railroad adventure." - illustrated - From National Geographic Society - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/


Underground Railroad in Ohio __ A good general overview with articles and links to many additional resources.  A good place to begin research on the Underground Railroad in Ohio. - illustrated - From touring-ohio.com - http://www.touring-ohio.com/history/ohio-underground-railroad.html


Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania __ Here are several click-to-read articles about the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. - From rootsweb.ancestry.com - http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/padutch/urailroad.html   

Underground Railroad: Stairway to Freedom ___Plan to be researching a long, long time if you intend to follow every link and resource provided on this webpage which has something for students of all ages. - Illustrated - From 4 2 eXplore - http://www.42explore2.com/undergrd.htm 

Who Was Harriet Tubman? ___This lesson plan has a printer-friendly version and is designed to introduce Kindergarten students to Harriet Tubman. - Text only - From the Educator's Reference Desk - http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit6/u6kinl2.htm


Who was Harriet Tubman? __ You will find a brief article about the life of Harriet Tubman. - From quezi.com - http://quezi.com/841  


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