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Special Programs

These articles for the classroom and beyond will give your students an opportunity to learn more specific topics that they may encounter at Conner Prairie. Download the materials you need below.

Follow the North Star

Follow the North Star Classroom Resource
This classroom resource introduces students to the characters encountered during the program, characteristics of attitudes about slavery in 1836, and myths about the Underground Railroad.

Truth is Better than Fiction: Bust Myths by Thinking Like a Historian
Many myths exist about the Underground Railroad. One of the most popular is the idea that quilts contained secret codes to guide fugitive slaves to freedom. Help your students use the same critical thinking skills employed by historians to evaluate the source of this idea to see if it is fiction or fact. These same critical thinking skills can be applied across disciplines and different types of media.