Cook a Hoe Cake

Cook a Hoe Cake

The simple cornmeal pancake has long roots in America. It was George Washington's favorite breakfast. The dish gets its name from a flat pan called a hoe griddle. Enslaved people did not have this type of griddle. Instead, they baked their corn cakes on garden hoes in fires near the fields where they worked. Try your hand at cooking this staple of a slave's diet.
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Does Racial Inequality Exist in Your School?

Does Racial Inequality Exist in Your School?

From Changing Laws

It can sometimes be hard to recognize racial inequality when it doesn’t directly affect you. Take a look at the statistics relating to your own school and see if anything surprised you.

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Listen!

Listen!

From Singing for Equality

Music of the Civil Rights Era arose from several different styles of music, most notably gospel, folk, blues, and jazz. What did these different styles offer? How did they combine to form music that was completely new?

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Planning a Boycott

Planning a Boycott

From Boycotts, Marches, and Strikes

Segregated buses and trains were only one of the ways whites discriminated against African Americans in the Jim Crow South. A boycott is the act of refusing to buy, use, or participate in something as a form of protest. Why didn’t the African American community use boycotts more often in their fight against segregation?

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Civil Rights Issues Today

Civil Rights Issues Today

From Sitting In, Standing Up

For as long as there has been a United States, there have been debates about civil rights. What civil rights issues are people concerned about today? Let’s find out!

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Reviews

School Library Connection 
 "This book is an excellent resource for helping students understand the troubling times prior to the Civil War and could serve as a resource for an entire unit of study. Highly Recommended."

Sally's Bookshelf
"This book opens with an explanation of what slavery is and what the abolitionist movement was. It will help readers glimpse what life was like for enslaved people, and how they fought the system that shackled them. The cool thing about this book: it's like going on a field trip into the past. As with any expedition, you'll want to grab your notebook and pencil to record ideas, observations, and reactions as you work through the activities." Read the complete review online.

Detailed Book Description

In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, learn about the tens of thousands of African American men, women, and children who risked their lives to gain their freedom, and the thousands more who risked their lives to help.

  • The institution of slavery and the escape of slaves to freedom continues to affect today's world and is prevalent in news stories that readers are exposed to.
  • Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material.
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619304864
Paperback, $17.95
9781619304901
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
A Historic Secret

Chapter 1
The Peculiar Institution

Chapter 2
Resistance

Chapter 3
Laying the Tracks

Chapter 4
Navigating the Freedom Trail

Chapter 5
Treacherous Travel

Chapter 6
Courageous Collaborators

Chapter 7
Freedom Found

Chapter 8
Beyond Freedom

Glossary
Resources
Essential Questions
Index