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CMS students escape Underground Railroad

Campbellsville Middle School students recently learned about slavery in their social studies class and worked together to escape the Underground Railroad.

 

In Kaye Agathen’s classes, students learned about how slavery began and why it ended and discussed the Underground Railroad.

 

Students learned about the secret routes people used to gain freedom, and that people often hung quilt pieces on their doors to communicate that they offered safety.

 

Agathen asked her students to make their own quilt pieces, which were hung up around CMS.

 

She gave students the task of using the Underground Railroad in the school hallways to find freedom. When students made it to a specific classroom, they were given a ticket to freedom.

 

However, if they were caught by specific teachers, they were sent back to their classroom.

 

Students worked together so they could all become free.

 

CMS fourth-graders travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways as they seek freedom.

CMS fourth-graders travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways as they seek freedom.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

 

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

CMS teacher Katie Campbell helps fourth-graders Arthur Singleton, at left, and Michael Abel as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways to freedom.

 

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen talks to students about how slaves traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom. Agathen’s students then traveled their own Underground Railroad in the school hallways to see if they could make it to freedom without being caught.

CMS social studies teacher Kaye Agathen talks to students about how slaves traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom. Agathen’s students then traveled their own Underground Railroad in the school hallways to see if they could make it to freedom without being caught.

 

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch hangs a quilt pattern outside her office to signify she will provide safety to students traveling the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

CMS Guidance Counselor Beth Wiedewitsch hangs a quilt pattern outside her office to signify she will provide safety to students traveling the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

 

CMS fourth-graders made these quilt squares, which were hung where slaves could receive help as they traveled the Underground Railroad.

CMS fourth-graders made these quilt squares, which were hung where slaves could receive help as they traveled the Underground Railroad.

 

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes provides safety for students as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways in search of freedom.

CMS Principal Elisha Rhodes provides safety for students as they travel the Underground Railroad in their school hallways in search of freedom.

 

CMS fourth-grader Mellany Parker enjoys freedom as she finds a safe house while traveling the Underground Railroad in her school hallways.

CMS fourth-grader Mellany Parker enjoys freedom as she finds a safe house while traveling the Underground Railroad in her school hallways.

 

CMS Assistant Principal Tim Bailey captures fourth-graders Christopher Cox and Cassie Crick as they try to make their way to safety via the Underground Railroad in their school hallways.

CMS Assistant Principal Tim Bailey captures fourth-graders Christopher Cox and Cassie Crick as they try to make their way to safety via the Underground Railroad in their school hallways.

 

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-grader Skylar Wilhoite, who traveled the Underground Railroad in his school hallways.

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-grader Skylar Wilhoite, who traveled the Underground Railroad in his school hallways.

 

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-grader Landon Rakes, who traveled the Underground Railroad in his school hallways.

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-grader Landon Rakes, who traveled the Underground Railroad in his school hallways.

 

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-graders who traveled the Underground Railroad in their school hallways.

CMS music teacher Jessica Floyd grants safety to fourth-graders who traveled the Underground Railroad in their school hallways.





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