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May 30 , 2009

The Mystery on the Underground Railroad


The Underground Railroad is not a real train, you know? Its a fascinating period of history and mystery filled with legend and lore. Come along for the ride of a lifetime through this incredible tale of a time when heroes could be found in the most unlikely of places. From the Deep South all the way to the North, things arent what they seem. Secrets are essential. Keep a sharp eye! Help the next one along. Be brave! Courage is the ticket to freedom. Can you “read” a quilt? Come along with me and Ill tell you all about it!

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The Underground Railroad - Definition - Origins • Vocabulary (conductors, passengers, stations, etc.) • Use of constellations • Location of stations • Details of how, why, and when conductors moved passengers • Use of quilts and symbols • Harriet Tubman • Friendship Road • Statistics • Conditions along the journey north • William Still, a conductor, escaped slave, author • Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor • Definition of abolitionists • Beginnings of slavery • Typical life of slaves • Slave auctions • Plantation life • Emancipation Proclamation • Quakers as abolitionists • Resting trees • USS Constellation • History of the Liberty Bell • The Thomas Garrett Home, Wilmington, DE • Living the Reenactment Site at the African Methodist Episcopal church, Lancaster, PA • Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA • Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level, and a Developmental Reading Assessment.
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