Slaves may have used a quilt code to navigate The Underground Railroad. Quilts with patterns named “wagon wheel,” “tumbling blocks,” and “bear’s paw” appear to have contained secret messages that helped direct slaves to freedom. Make your own quilt by solving these math facts.
The North Star played a key role in helping slaves to find their way—a beacon to true north and freedom. They could find the North Star by locating the Big Dipper. Use this chart of constellations to draw some constellations of your own. You can also get toothpicks or q-tips to make constellations
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