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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Lessons in Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Thursday, 15 June 2023

Open Space now includes lesson plans from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. These 27 lesson plans span grades K-12 social studies, American History, and Ohio History and include topics such as slavery, Underground Railroad, Civil War, the Black Brigade of Cincinnati, abolition, emancipation, and voting rights. These lessons use literature, poetry, visual storytelling, primary sources, worksheets, and other activities to highlight heroes and stories of people like Harriet Tubman, John P. Parker, Carter G. Woodson, Mary Fields, Phillis Wheatley, and Ethel L. Payne.

The Black Brigade of Cincinnati OER Commons

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About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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