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Fugitive slaves fleeing from Maryland to Delaware by way of the “Underground Railroad,” 1850-1851. Some educators say that classroom simulations of the Underground Railroad and other historical events related to slavery, designed to foster empathy, can actually minimize horrific events.
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Do Simulations Have a Place in Lessons on Slavery?

Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students. (March 27, 2019)

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