Resource Unit: Civil War Grade 8 Beth Luersman, Lindsey Miller and Corrie Miller. Introduction.
Resource Unit: Civil War
Beth Luersman, Lindsey Miller and Corrie Miller
The teacher will discuss which states were Northern, Southern, or border states during the Civil War.
Once classroom discussion on the topic is finished, students will be given their own blank maps to label each state during the Civil War time period and also color states to identify them as Northern, Southern, or border states.
The goal for this activity is for students to get a thorough understanding of each state’s role in the Civil War.
Introduction: The teacher will describe to students how many past Underground Railroad stops can be found right here in the Miami Valley.
Development: Students will take maps to draw out different routes from the South to the North that were used in the Underground Railroad. Internet sources can also be used.
Culminating Activity: Students will determine how many miles the slaves traveled just to make it to freedom from some of the major Southern cities such as Montgomery and Atlanta.
Students should get a general idea of how desperate and hopeful these people were to escape to their freedom.