THE ROAD TO FREEDOM: The Underground Railroad, New York and Beyond
A Supplementary American History Textbook
9 x 7.5 inches 108 pages $10 plus $3 for shipping and handling (20%
discount on school and library orders of 25 copies or more)*
The Road to Freedom is on the NYSTL list for the New York City Department
of Education (Fast Track)
The Underground Railroad helped a people in bondage fulfill their
dream of freedom. The Road to Freedom is the history of men and
women of conscience: Quakers, abolitionists, and"conductors"
of the secret road to freedom. It is a chronicle of African-American
heroism in the face of cruel inhumanity.
How the Underground Railroad affected the coming of the Civil War
is a tropic emphasized by the New York State Social Studies Standards.
The Road to Freedom is designed for 7th grade students and older.
At the end of each chapter is a document with a series of questions
to help students practice the "Constructed Response" questions
on the state examination. The book ends with a document Based Question
exercise similar to those on the state exam.
Teaching With Documents: SLAVERY IN NEW YORK
a Teaching Kit for 4th Grade Students and older
$25 per class kit (plus $5 for shipping and handling)
*call (718) 939-0647 ext. 17 for shipping and handling charges on
multiple copy orders.
The Slavery in New York teaching kit includes a complete class set
of copies (30 each) of the following three historic documents:
1. A composite colonial-era newspaper advertisement page with actual
runaway slave ads.
2. Cato's Manumission Paper: documents the freeing of a Long Island
slave by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1812 (with transcription).
3. William Tallman's Inventory: lists items belonging to the estate
of a Queens farmer in 1766, includes the names of his slaves and
estimated market value (with transcription).
A teacher's manual with a brief history of slavery in New York,
and lesson plans with worksheets for each of the three historic
documents are included.