The 5th graders recently learned about the Civil War. As part of this unit, the children participated in an underground railroad simultation. For this actvity, the students traveled to four station masters on their way to freedom on the underground railroad. They had to hide in small spaces and travel on a cart as to not get caught and sent back to the South. The students also had the opportunity to take apart cotton and seperate out the seed pods. The students loved this activity and getting a glimpse into how the Undeerground Railroad worked and why it was important to American history.
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