The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Gather with a small group of teachers from around the country for three days immersed in discussion and exploration of a single topic in American history. Multi-Day Seminars are a free opportunity for teachers hosted near an important historical site. Teachers will prepare ahead of time for seminars by reading selected historical documents in the provided course packet. Once the seminar begins, the discussion leader guides a peer-to-peer, text-based conversation among all participants. Meals, materials, double-occupancy rooms, and historical site visits are 100% covered by Teaching American History. At the end of each course, every teacher receives a letter of participation for fifteen contact hours of continuing education and a stipend of $600 to help defray travel costs.

Few topics have captured our imaginations more than the Underground Railroad. Why did stories about secret codes, hiding places, and narrow escapes via a clandestine freedom network become more popular as the nation retreated from Reconstruction? How has recent scholarship complicated our understanding of the Underground Railroad? What can we learn from primary sources? When did the Civil War really commence? This seminar seeks to peel away mythology and gain greater knowledge of not only the Underground Railroad but also of the legacies of slavery and the abolition movement.

Please note: The Multi Day Application period is April 9-30, 2024



August 5, 2024 -
August 7, 2024
5:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM EDT
New York
Teaching American History
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