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A product that allows you to continue your momentum in the study of our history, while focusing in on some core ELA skills! Test prep and history combined in a fun and interactive way, while you get assessments quicker and easier! A MUST SEE! $

WebQuest: The Underground Railroad was a term used for a network of people, homes, and hideouts that slaves in the southern United States used to escape to freedom in the Northern United States and Canada. The students gain factual information about this organization and the brave people that risked their lives for freedom.

Unspoken: A Story of the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. Wordless books offer great opportunities to teach inferencing. Readers must be able to infer the story from the illustrations using what they know and what the illustration is showing them. This beautifully illustrated wordless book is an excellent resource for this type of activity.

This is another video from Scholastic showing the children what life in the Pilgrim village was like. (Great segment for comparing and contrasting... fits well with "long ago and today.") The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow

FREE MAPS~ This site has all kinds of map resources-- map outlines, map graphics, reading a map-- and so much more. Fore example, you'll also find resources for teaching about economics, geography, and culture. If you teach social studies, take a minute to check out this site!