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The Underground Railroad in Boone County: Teacher Kit

Grade Level 4-8, Subject: History, American History

Margaret Garner Controversy
VIDEO: Margaret Garner Controversy (4:46),“The Age of Slavery (1800-1860): The African Americans-Many Rivers to Cross.” In 1856, Garner escaped from Boone County, KY to Ohio but was apprehended. She killed her children rather than return them to slavery. ©2013 PBS

Learning Goals:

  1. To learn and understand the concept of The Underground Railroad. What it meant to those enslaved and those who helped to conduct
  2. To learn about the brave people who conducted the Underground Railroad and helped slaves head north towards freedom
  3. To understand the courage, fear and personal sacrifices of the enslaved who ran away
  4. To learn about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and other laws concerning slavery

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Suggested Reading

Beloved by Toni Morrison The Underground Railroad, An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operationsby Mary Ellen Snodgrass People of the Underground Railroad, A Biographical Dictionary by Tom Calarco Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom by Wilbur H. Siebert Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad by J. Blaine Hudson

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