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Thank you to all who responded.
Wonderful ideas and information!

Historical fiction site
Beech Grove Public Library
1102 Main Street
Beech Grove, IN  46107

Life on the Underground Railroad

An old Ezra Jack Keats title about the journey of Craft.  The Fradin's may also 
have a book by that title.
A choose your own adventure type book reviewed for LMC called the Underground 
Railroad:  An Interactive History Adventure.  It allows readers to choose one thing 
or path and experience different aspects of the journey.
Nightjohn by Paulson and his Sarnie.

Annette Lamb has many great pages at her site, including this one

Black History web page. The focus of the
links is on the terminus in Canada. The author lives in Ontario Canada
Posters of slaves are on the site.

You can do a web quest or scavenger
hunt with these pages.

Underground by Jean Ferris - excellent.
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union 
During the Civil War by Thomas B. Allen  - it is more difficult - but still very 
good  fun because of the hidden codes.
6th grade would be about right for both books.
The National Geographic site is great.
Black History Web Quest Black Museums
Annotated list of museums and monuments relating to the African
American experience and history. Museums are listed by U.S. city. Includes links to 
websites. From, a company that "publishes information that 
addresses cultural travel, primarily in America and the Caribbean."

Economics & geography lesson with children's books'

Earth Day

Geography Web sites

North American Slave Narratives
This digital collection, part of Documenting the American
South, "includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of
fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English 
up to 1920." Other collections from Documenting the American South, including The 
Church in the Southern Black Community, will also be useful for studying black 

America's Story: Harriet Tubman
Brief biography and series of stories about the life of Harriet Tubman,
"a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the 'Moses of her
people.'" Illustrated essays describe Tubman's escape from slavery, her
role as conductor of the Underground Railroad, and her work during the
U.S. Civil War. From the Library of Congress.

Karen Vaughan
Teacher/Future Librarian
St. Clare Walker Middle School
Locust Hill, VA

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