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There is so much sadness related to slavery and the Civil War, but there is one bright spot: The Underground Railroad where men and women risked their lives to get to freedom! And don’t forget the heroes who risked their lives to get these people to a new place where they could live outside the bondage of slavery! These resources are a great way to introduce your preschool and early elementary-age children to the Underground Railroad.
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter shows how the slaves and conductors followed the stars north on the Underground Railroad. Purchase at Amazon.
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler is another biography of Harriet Tubman.
Enjoy these tried and true resources for learning more about the Underground Railroad. This is a rich part of our American History studies. It is always exciting to learn about freedom and heroes who risk their lives to bring others to freedom!
Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!