British North America
The Underground Railway

-describe the different groups of people who took part in the Loyalists' migration and identify their areas of settlement
- explain Canada's involvement in the "underground railway"

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

This activity is based on the National Geographic's Underground Railroad web site.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/j1.html

 

1. Take the journey on the Underground Railroad and record the names of the towns and cities you pass through as well as your final destination.

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2. From the drop down menu, select Routes to Freedom.

According to the map, how many 'entry points' were there for slaves to enter Canada?  __________


3. From the drop down menu, select Time Line.

In what year was slavery finally abolished in the United States?   ____________________


4. From the drop down menu, select For Kids.

Describe two ways that escaping slaves stayed undiscovered or "underground".

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5. Now select Faces of Freedom and read the biographies. 

Which two eventually came to Canada? ______________________________________________

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Choose one other person that you think made an extremely important contribution and describe what it was and why you think it was so important.

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