Come Ride the Railroad!
Mr. Decker's 4th Grade Social Studies!
Learn more about the Underground Railroad with your students!
This week we are learning about Indiana's contribution to the Underground Railroad! We are going to focus on what the railroad consisted of, as well as the people involved such as Levi and Catherine Coffin, Harriet Tubman, and other Abolitionists.
Levi & Catharine Coffin & The Underground Railroad
Here is a map of the possible Underground Railroad routes!
While the students might have a misconception of the Underground Railroad being an actual railroad, here is a painting of African Americans escaping North via horseback.
Here is a photo of Levi Coffin.
I ask that if this topic interests your child, find out more information with them. I also encourage them to share information that they have found with the class, as well as with you. Also, since we are in Muncie, I recommend visiting the Levi Coffin House in nearby Fountain City!