ALEX Learning Assets
Title: A Walk in Their Shoes: Exploring the Underground Railroad
Digital Tool: The Underground Railroad: The Journey
Digital Tool Description: In this interactive tool, students are presented with real life situations that a slave might have faced when attempting to escape on the Underground Railroad. In these situations, students must decide if yes they would or no they wouldn't go forth with the options presented to them. Students are introduced to multiple people who were instrumental in the success of the Underground Railroad, such as Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett, Frederick Douglas, and Susan B. Anthony. If followed all the way thorough, students will conclude their journey in Canada as free citizens.
Title: President Voki
Digital Tool: Voki
Digital Tool Description: Each student will select a previous President to research information about. Then students will visit www.voki.com and create an avatar that represents the President they selected. They will then talk through the microphone to tell the information they gathered on their selected President.