Flight to Freedom - Answer the Prompt Using Evidence from the Text

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The Underground Railroad - Text Evidence

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As an alternative assignment to a short answer essay or as a supplementary activity, have students answer a question or prompt about Flight to Freedom and illustrate their answer using evidence from the text. This will provide students with a visual way to show how well they're understanding what they are reading!

The example prompt is, "What sacrifices did people make in order to make the Underground Railroad a success?"

Possible answers to the prompt include:


  • Runaways traveled through dangerous terrain in the middle of the night.

  • People who helped runaways were fined.

  • Agents had a ruse to avoid suspicion.

  • Farms were seized by the government.


Other prompts might include: "What risks were slaves willing to make to reach the North?" and "How did the Underground Railroad influence people and the future of the United States?"


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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that answers the prompt using at least three examples from Flight to Freedom. Click on "Add Cells" to change the number of examples.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Type the question into the central black box.
  3. Think about examples from the text that support your answer.
  4. Type text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  5. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, items, etc.
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