Introducing children to the Underground Railroad through literature : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Church, Kathy L. en_US Richard, Sara B. en_US 2011-06-06T19:19:38Z 2011-06-06T19:19:38Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier.other A-270 en_US
dc.description.abstract This creative project's main component is a children's historical fiction/science fiction book entitled The Hidden Staircase. In the story, a young boy is transported back in time. He finds himself living as the son of a family of abolitionists who are conductors on the Underground Railroad. The story focuses on the young boy learning about slavery through a young, male runaway slave whose family is being helped by the abolitionists.The other component of this creative project is a link on the teacher resource Web site Teaching Diversity which is located at htty:// This link slavery provides educators with five lesson plans that utilize children's picture books that focus on aspects of the Underground Railroad. Also included on Web page is a link to a list of Web sites educators can use to acquire more information about the Underground Railroad.These two components were created in an effort to introduce elementary-grade-level children to various aspects of slavery and the Underground Railroad. If students become familiar with the Underground Railroad at an early age, then they will have a strong background knowledge base of the subject when they study it in their later years of schooling.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 78 leaves ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary. en_US
dc.title Introducing children to the Underground Railroad through literature : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on accompanying CD-ROM: Teaching diversity website en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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