Underground to Canada Vocabulary Terms Spider Map

Underground to Canada Vocabulary Terms Spider Map
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Underground to Canada Summary & Activities

Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker

By Lauren Ayube

Underground to Canada is about twelve year old Julilly and her courageous escape to freedom. A historical fiction piece written specifically for young readers, this story takes place before the Civil War, and not only depicts the trials and tribulations that enslaved people endured, but the heroic efforts of those who helped them along their road to freedom.




Underground to Canada

Storyboard Description

Have students create a spider map to define and illustrate new vocabulary from Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker.

Storyboard Text

  • PLANTATION
  • QUAKER
  • UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
  • Canada
  • An estate on which crops such as cotton, coffee, sugar, and tobacco are cultivated by those who are on the property.
  • A Quaker is a member of a religious group called the Religious Society of Friends. They are devoted to peaceful principals.
  • A system of cooperation among active antislavery people in the United States prior to 1863, through which escaping enslaved people were secretly helped to reach the North or Canada.
  • USA
  • Underground to Canada Vocabulary
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