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.
- Underground Railroad Book List
- Elijah of Buxton Teaching Guide
- Henry's Freedom Box Teaching Guide