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Stealing Freedom and the Underground Railroad

Mr. Marshall
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
An overview of the Underground Railroad, and a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom #academic

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
This class is taught in English.
  • The first lesson will present an overview of the Underground Railroad, key players in involved, such as Conductors and Abolitionists (people against slavery). We will learn where it was, who was involved with it, and what can still be found today in museums and monuments. The second lesson will focus on Stealing Freedom to provide a story about a young woman led to freedom by the Underground Railroad Network. After each lesson students can participate in a Kahoot quiz of about ten questions.
As a master's degree holder from Pepperdine University (2010) I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant, College Instructor, and Summer Instructor to high school students at UCLA. I have also taught about 70 high school and middle school students on Outschool. 

U.S. History includes violence and genocide against Native peoples, slavery of African Americans, and other examples of systemic racism. The existence of these difficult subjects would be encountered by the time a student finishes middle school--the target age for this class. When these topics are covered, sensitivity will be exercised, and I avoid gratuitous violence or sexual themes. 

Homework Offered
No preparation is required for most of my outschool classes, but I recommend reading Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone. If the student doesn't have time to do that, I have placed some overview materials in the classroom so students can spend a few minutes getting a general idea about the topic.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 2 files available upon enrollment
History.com, Library of Congress Newpaper Archive, Public Television video clips, Museum websites.
Stealing Freedom is written to a youth audience. There are some racist remarks from the slaveholders in the books, but it would be rated no more than PG 13 if it were a movie, and probably PG. 

We will also refer to cites such as History.com and watch a short video clip or two during the course 
Joined April, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree in History
Homeschoolers welcome! 

I offer interactive and fun social studies and history classes for learners from 8 to 18. Most of my classes are based on a high-quality Young Adult history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
2-6 learners per class

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