For Educators

For Educators

Let the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center be your teaching partner! We offer a variety of experiences specifically designed for school groups aligned with content standards and benchmarks for both Ohio and National Academic Standards. A visit will unlock American History and excite your students for years to come as we enhance school-based curriculum through interactive learning tours.

We use the lessons of the Underground Railroad with K-12 curriculum to create lively and engaging docent-led tours that will bring learning to life outside of the classroom. Our exhibits and diverse programs help students gain greater connections between the history of institutionalized slavery in America and global modern-day abolition. 

And if you can't make a visit, let us bring the Freedom Center to you. We offer historical interpreters, traveling trunks and digital backpack activities for your classroom.

Just for Educators

Educator Preview Nights

Here is your chance to preview the museum permanent collection and new special exhibits. Educator preview nights will be updated on our events calendar.

Teacher Institutes and Workshops

These focused workshops are developed for educators interested in digging deeper into how to best teach the legacies of slavery and the Underground Railroad, contemporary slavery and the triumph of the human spirit in their classrooms. This is a time to hear from scholars, professionals, and contemporary freedom heroes.

Teaching Activism -Be immersed with resources and innovative pedagogies that will enhance instruction and help raise student achievement related to Freedom Summer. Participants will learn from Freedom Summer volunteers along with Miami University professors who have an extensive amount of expertise on the subject.


For more information on all of our education programs, contact Richard Cooper, director of museum expereinces at