Running Scared, Running Free: Escape to the Promised Land

What would you do for your freedom?

Imagine a world where escaping everything you have ever known was your only chance to truly live. Set just as the Fugitive Slave Act is passed, Students will meet a former slave named Carolina. Though the story of her life, students will have to figure out how she became free and the secret methods she uses to lead other slaves to their freedom. With the new act in place, Students will be challenged to design escape routes along the Underground Railroad!

Common Core Standard: WMHO supports NY State and Common Core Standard learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas.

New York State Social Studies Standards
7.7b Enslaved African Americans resisted slavery in various ways in the 19th century. The abolitionist movement also worked to raise awareness of and generate resistance to the institution of slavery


“It was so beautiful and educational – I loved it! My students were so engaged!” Jennifer Amaral, 4th and 5th grade teacher, Crestview Elementary School

Virtual Format:  WMHO digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS Teams. Please let us know your digital preferences and we will work with you.

Cost: For this program fee, please contact 631-751-2244 for more information. Boces Reimbursable

Duration: 1 hr
Levels: Customized

Duration: 1 hr
Levels: Customized

Location: From our classroom to yours!

Contact: 631-751-2244
Running Scared, Running Free:  Escape to the Promised Land