ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Tracing The Underground Railroad
Digital Tool: Scholastic Digital Tool
Digital Tool Description: Scholastic Digital Tools is a tool that allows teachers and students to access and download interactive PDFs and digital tools online.
To download and use Scholastic Digital Tools, you will need a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection, the latest version of Adobe Reader (compatible with iOS or Android), and either an Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome browser.
Title: Put Yourself in Their Shoes
Digital Tool: Mission US: Think Fast! About the Past App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: This trip lets your students take a step back into a time in history when our nation faced big changes.
Students will be able to complete two missions using this great app. One mission lets them explore life as an apprentice during the time of the American Revolution. The other mission allows them to take part in helping to free a slave via the Underground Railroad.
In this app, students are in a race against time. They are given a limit of 5 minutes to answer a certain number of questions correctly in order to complete the challenge.
This app would be a great extension activity to use after teaching the lesson plan, "Yo! The Slaves Have Gotta Go."