- The Underground Railroad in Kentuckya historical overview of the issues, people, and places that were important during the fugitive slave movement in Kentucky. Extensions: genealogical and community research, historic preservation, sociocultural and economic roots of the slave trade.
- The Impact of Kentucky Geography in the Flight for Freedoma discussion of Kentuckys physical environment and how rivers, caves, and mountains both challenged and aided fugitive slaves. Extensions: mental map making, physical map reading and making, using objects in the sky and geographic markers for directional assistance, routes to freedom going both south and north.
- Freedom: A Basic Needa discussion of the human desire for freedom and the continuity among the fugitive slave movement, the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and the contemporary struggle for human rights worldwide. Extensions: human struggle as told through stories of family separation, cultural conflict, and societal upheaval; social and cultural adaptations to meet human needs; cross-cultural compromise and cooperation for positive interaction and conflict resolution.
- Artistic Expression and the Fugitive Slave Movementan exploration of literature, art, music, and crafts that provide primary and secondary resources for teaching the story of the fugitive slave movement. Extensions: creating, performing, and responding to artistic expressions of personal sacrifice and human struggle.