The Underground Railroad Story Project
Posted by dogtrax on January 13, 2007
Happy New Year, Youth Radio friends!
This past week, Norris students studied the Underground Railroad in preparation for reading the book, The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton. Our inquiry into ways that slaves found the courage to escape and the people who helped them along the way led to a project in which we created paper quilts using patterns that represented messages for those making their way to freedom. We then wrote first-person narrative of someone running away and using patterns from quilts as a guide.
Here are their stories:
Or you can listen to the audio version of the Underground Railroad stories here.
Some of our students talked about homes of either relatives or friends that have hidden rooms and areas that might have been part of the Underground Railroad (our area of the country was one of the gateways to freedom). Do you have any remnants of the Underground Railroad where you live?
The Norris students