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Underground Railroad activities

Since February is fast approaching, it is time to bring out the Black History Month projects.

Harriet Tubman Class Story
The first project is intended for lower primary grades. I found it over at the First Grade Frenzy Blog. This is a free, simple “book” that you can download. Each page tells a fact of Harriet Tubman’s life and the kids illustrate each page. Cute!

Underground Railroad LapBook
This lapbook is intended for upper primary grades. It is available in my TPTstore. Lapbooks are so fun to make!
What are lapbooks?

A lapbook is a file folder that is refolded a certain way. Inside, learners glue in notes or foldables on a particular topic.

What are benefits of lapbooks?

• Motivation for reluctant learners
• Easily stored projects
• Creative outlet
• High subject matter retention
• Review tool for students
• Alternate assessment tool for teachers

What does this Underground Railroad lapbook include?

As a great activity to be incorporated into your Black History Month studies this lapbook includes directions, examples and several printables such as:
* Freedom quilts (examples plus quilting folklore)
* Biographies of key people (Harriet Tubman, William Still, John Parker, Frederick Douglass)
* Mini foldable vocab folders
* Map coloring activity
* Who am I - expandable
* Freedom Acrostic Poem


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