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Center for Cultural Resources - North America: Underground Railroad



Kit Contents

Underground Railroad and Civil War 

Kit #1 - Resource Kit

This kit contains a Massive resource binder, 5 Different Standards addressed about the Underground Railroad and Civil War, a Curriculum, and a Curriculum Guide. The resources binder contains information on the 5 different standards folders within the log. 

Standards in order:

  1. History (red)
    1. Describes how significant people, developments,and events have shaped their own community and region.
    2. Compare their community to other communities and regions in other times and places.
    3. Use a variety of resources to gather information about the past.
  2. Civics and Government  (blue) 
    1. Explain what it means to be a citizen of their community, state, nation, and world. 
    2. Identify the functions and major services and provided by government.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of democratic principles and practices. 
    4. Use a variety of resources to gather information. .
  3. Geography (yellow)
    1. Identify distinctive physical and cultural features of their community and world. 
    2. Explain geographic relationships of their community with state, nation, and world. 
    3. Explain how latitude and longitude are used to locate places on maps and globes. 
    4. Expand their understandings of earth/sun relationships. 
  4. Economics (green)
    1. Explain how people make choices about using goods, services and productive resources. 
    2. Engage in trade to satisfy economic wants and needs. 
    3. Use a variety of sources to gather and apply information about economic changes.  
    4. Compare cost and benefits in economic changes. 
    5. Compare costs and benefits in economic decision-making. 
  5. Culture, Individuals, & Society (orange)
    1. Explain how communities are made up of individuals and groups of people.
    2. Explore local connections with other places. 
    3. Examine contributions of people from various cultures to development of the community.
    4. Use a variety of resources to collect information about cultures. 

Also included is a Curriculum Guide Binder. The binder has lesson plans, activities, and background information.

Kit #2 - Artifact Kit

This kit contains much more books as artifacts. It also encases a resource binder of artifacts. It also has a DVD copy of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage, Raw cotton, and a replica of a slaves "wanted" poster 15"x24". 



Map of Eastern United States with Underground Railroad routes in black arrows to Canada and Caribbean and Mexico

Routes of the Underground Railroad

Map of Northern United States with red outlining Underground Railroad routes

Detailed Look at the North Underground Railroad

Useful Links

Cultural Photos

States of the Railroad

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana 
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia