Free Classroom Research Activity: Explore the Buxton Settlement
by Alana Pedalino and Hisami Aoki
Help your students enhance their understanding of Elijah of Buxton with this engaging WebQuest research activity about the settlement in Buxton, Canada.
We have all heard of the Underground Railroad, but how much do we know about what happened next?
In the first installment of the Buxton Chronicles, Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis gives readers a peek into what life was like for many African Canadians who had escaped slavery in the United States. To deepen kids’ reading of the award-winning novel, encourage students to explore the historical Buxton settlement with this WebQuest activity.
Start by sharing these online resources for students to use:
Then download this free printable worksheet for your class. To answer questions about the Buxton settlement, have students use the kid-approved websites provided above and dig into the real-world history behind this historical novel!
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