Saturday, December 14, 2013

Underground Railroad Simulation Assignment

We will be studying the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist movement in the United States to bring an end to slavery. To help preview this unit, you will engage in a simulation of a person's escape from slavery to the North. Go to and choose mission 2. The website is listed in the helpful links section on the sidebar of this blog. I want you to view the trailer of the mission before starting the simulation, as well as looking at the cast of characters. Listen to the what each cast member has to say. Some of the cast members are real historical figures. When you are finished with the simulation, I want you to try the Think Fast about the Past game. Then, I want you to think about what happened to those characters at the end of your simulation. Write out a script and create a Blabber of the character using historical pictures, or take a picture of yourself as the character and create a Blabber. Your script should be at least 2 minutes long. Remember to go to to complete the Blabber. Post a link to your Blabber as well as your score from the Think Fast about the Past game in the comments, and let me know what you thought of the simulation as well. This assignment is due on January 7, 2014.

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