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On the Underground Railroad

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Dec 31, 2014
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For January 1, 2015: At, the online division of History Happens, a brief history of the Underground Railroad is presented through a combination of rap, gospel music, and visuals. The story begins in 1831 with the escape of Tice Davids, a Kentucky slave, who swims across the Ohio River to freedom. Additional verses cover Uncle Tom's Cabin, John Brown, Harriett Tubman, the Fugitive Slave Law, and the Dred Scott case. A teacher's guide that includes a chronology, vocabulary, and activities accompanies the music video. There is a nominal feeof $3.99 for the full package of recordings and lesson plans.

Fly over to CyberBee at for more great websites, lessons, and activities to use with students.

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