Underground Railroad Book Videos
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
These short book-based video clips can be used to enrich a unit on the Underground Railroad.
Teaching Tip: Use this video to introduce students to Curtis's Newbery Honor-winning novel about a young boy living in a town of escaped and freed slaves in Buxton, Canada.
Teaching Tip: See the setting. Take your students to the town of Buxton, Canada and see how Elijah would have lived.
Teaching Tip: Find out what inspired Curtis's novel, Elijah of Buxton, and how he researched and incorporated actual historical events into the book.
Teaching Tip: Find out how Levine reacted to the true story of Henry "Box" Brown and got the idea for her book, Henry's Freedom Box.
Teaching Tip: Let the author of Henry's Freedom Box bring the book to life with her own read-aloud of the story.
More Underground Railroad Teaching Resources
To give students an accurate and personal view of the practice of slavery and the brave people who helped slaves escape, visit Scholastic's online student activity, The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery.