The Mystery on the Underground Railroad

Real Kids! Real Places!

Book 12
Gallopade International
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One secret quilt, two magic johnnycakes, three wishes for good luck, tons of trouble and seconds to escape! When four real kids visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Philadelphia, they learn the history, geography, and secrets of the Underground Railroad as they race to find stolen quilts before the grand opening!

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The Underground Railroad - Definition - Origins ? Vocabulary (conductors, passengers, stations, etc.) Š Use of constellations Š Location of stations Š Details of how, why, and when conductors moved passengers Š Use of quilts and symbols Š Harriet Tubman Š Friendship Road Š Statistics Š Conditions along the journey north Š William Still, a conductor, escaped slave, author Š Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor Š Definition of abolitionists Š Beginnings of slavery Š Typical life of slaves Š Slave auctions Š Plantation life Š Emancipation Proclamation Š Quakers as abolitionists Š Resting trees Š USS Constellation Š History of the Liberty Bell Š Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor Š Definition of abolitionists Š Beginnings of slavery Š Typical life of slaves Š Slave auctions Š Plantation life Š Emancipation Proclamation Š Quakers as abolitionists Š Resting trees Š USS Constellation Š His Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74566
Lexile Measure: 770
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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About the author

Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.

During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.

Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third Gradeã, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!
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Publisher
Gallopade International
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Published on
Jan 1, 2010
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780635069078
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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When Christina, Grant and their two friends join their mystery-writing Mimi (and Papa!) on a trip to the "Mile-High City"of Denver, Colorado, they soon find themselves:

Sleeping in a mysterious, haunted palace of a hotel!

? Deciphering mountains of clues to solve a mystery!

Š Reading tattered old books to help solve the clues!
Š Traveling through tricky tunnels to get to a scary ski slope!

Š Meeting an amazing woman who once sailed on the Titanic!

But can the kids have fun, stay warm and solve a mystery all at the same time? Strap on your skis and come along and see!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Denver winter weather Š Rocky Mountain history, facts, and folklore Š Mining history and folklore Š Old West Santa Fe style buildings and architecture Š America the Beautiful song lyrics and author bio Š Rocky Mountain Railroads and Old West transportation facts Š Anasazi Indian history, lifestyle, and facts Š Learning how to ski Š Brown Palace Hotel Š LoDo (Lower Downtown) Š Garden of the Gods Š Pikes Peak Š Cliff Place at Mesa Verde National Park Š Eisenhower Tunnel.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 79513
Lexile Measure: 760
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real writer) took four real kids on a visit to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about George W. Vanderbilt; the Victorian Era, O. Henry and more. There was only one little problem... First one kids disappeared. Then another! The, so did a priceless antique chess set! There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eerie attic, and all those gape-mouthed gargoyles. Oh yeah, and all that blood! And did I say that the kids got trapped in a mile-long heating system? Did I say ONE little problem? How about LOTS of BIG problems! Everyone loves Biltmore House! So much so, that there has been constant demand for a reprint of Carole's most popular book ever! Biltmore's more than one big, giant house; it's one big, giant history lesson!

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The game of chess ? George Washington Vanderbilt, who he was and his vision of a self-sufficient estate Š Information on the Biltmore rooms and grounds And Biltmore House history, the building of the house, and the luxuries therein Š Walled gardens and English gardens Š Thomas Wolfe Š O. Henry Š Carl Sandburg Š Secret doors at Biltmore House Š Definition of curator Š Sidney Lanier Š F. Scott Fitzgerald Š Biltmore Dairy Bar Š Grove Park Inn Š Thomas Wolfe House Š Connemara, Flat Rock, NC., Flat Rock, NC.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74562
Lexile Measure: 640
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina and Grant start in New Orleans. Their two new friends start at the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. They planned to meet at the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis. But they didn't plan on getting involved in a very strange mystery which takes them over locks and dams, past Tom Sawyer's cave and past many other fascinating sights along the mighty Mississippi. Are they being followed? Tricked or trapped? Come along for the ride and see!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
New Orleans history, facts, and traditions Š The French Quarter of New Orleans Š Mimes Š Mardi Gras history Š Cajun history and lifestyle (seafood gumbo, zydeco, and Cajun two-step) Š Funeral traditions in New Orleans Š Where the Mississippi River runs Š Mississippi River history and facts Š Paddlewheeler boats Š Life along the Mississippi River Š Gateway Arch construction, architecture, and history Š St. Louis history Š Jackson Square Š The Cabildo, famous fort where the Louisiana Purchase had been signed Š City of the Dead, Burial Ground Š Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri Š Museum of Western Expansion.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 79514
Lexile Measure: 680
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt!

Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring.

While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations.

Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.
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Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt!

Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring.

While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations.

Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.
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Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring.

While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations.

Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.
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