The Underground Railroad (novel) Fun Activities

Colson Whitehead
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Map

Create a map of the Underground Railroad based on the stations described in the book. Where are the stations located?

Character Rendering

Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but your drawings must reflect the narrator’s description to some extent.

Character Obituary

Write an obituary for one of the characters in the novel (whether or not the character dies in the story). How would this character be remembered?

News Clipping

Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.

Compare/Contrast

Choose a character from the novel and compare this character to a contemporary celebrity. What do the character and celebrity have in common? How do they differ?

Improvised Character Interview

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