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An Emancipation Proclamation Map Lesson
Did the Emancipation Proclamation free all slaves during the Civil War? Why was it written, and what were its immediate and long-term effects? After reading primary source materials, constructing political maps representing information gleaned from the sources, and asking questions in discussion, your young historians will distinguish between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment and consider the lasting impacts of these documents on the trajectory of slavery in the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 62 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Deciphering the Document: Unlocking the Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation
Help your learners truly understand the Emancipation Proclamation by asking them the put it into their own words. After reading the document out loud to the class, and briefly discussing the legal language, split your class into small groups for closer examination of passages from the text.
5th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Freedom at Antietam
Explore how the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation affected everyday individuals in the Civil War era. Learners are given the opportunity to read and evaluate primary and secondary source material, and then to compose a writing assessment from the perspective of a historical character.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Emancipation Proclamation Through Different Eyes
Learners examine how various segments of the American population viewed the Emancipation Proclamation. They read the Emancipation Proclamation, analyze key terms and statements in the document, and participate in a debate.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 100 Downloads
The Emancipation Proclamation
Start your class on the Emancipation Proclamation. The entire text of the Proclamation is included here along with two questions to answer. Space is provided to allow pupils to write their responses right on the page. Use this as a quick assessment, or spend some time together marking the text before moving on to the questions.
8th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Active Viewing: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Young historians consider the cause and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. They use handouts, response sheets, and class discussion to build an opinion about the subject after viewing the PBS documentary Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
New Review Are We the People?
Taking on the roles of a fiery Boston patriot, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a prominent abolitionist, your young historians will consider the reactions of these early Americans to the creation of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation respectively.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Emancipation Proclamation
Middle schoolers read one of the most important documents in our nation's history: The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. After everyone reads the proclamation, they set out to write a "You Were There" type of report on it. They pretend to be slave who have just heard the news, and write down their reactions and emotions.
7th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 18 Downloads
Presidents and the Constitution: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Young scholars consider the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation In this U.S. Constitution activity, students read a narrative regarding the move by Lincoln to officially end slavery. Young scholars take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions regarding the narrative.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Juneteenth Proclamation Jubilation
Students research the U.S. holiday Juneteenth and examine the historical elements that contributed to the delayed announcement of the emancipation of slaves in Texas. They recreate a facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation with the look of an authentic historical document.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Lincoln Frees the Slaves
Read about Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War, then analyze a quote and a painting. Learners read the provided background information then answer three questions related to Lincoln's views of the Civil War. They analyze a painting of Lincoln in relation to a quote from the Emancipation Proclamation.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 29 Views 194 Downloads
Attitudes Toward Emancipation
Students read the Emancipation Proclamation and investigate steps that led to its signing. They read and discuss period news articles from both sides of the argument and create portfolios of documentation supporting both sides.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Comparing Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (1862) and Alexander II's Emancipation Manifesto (1861)
Students compare and contrast 2 primary sources regarding slavery. In this historical perspectives lesson, student analyze and compare Abraham Lincoln’s American Emancipation Proclamation and Alexander II's Russian Emancipation Manifesto. Students also compare slavery conditions in America and Russia when the documents were written.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
The Emancipation Proclamation
Students explore the historical importance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In this United States History lesson, students use the internet to research the specific events that were centered around the Emancipation Proclamation, then complete a K-W-L Chart and write questions that are in "Jeopardy" format.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 42 Downloads
Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: Race Relations in the South
A good outline to a larger project, these slides pose questions about Abraham Lincoln's views, motives, and politics surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation. The discussion questions and key points are helpful in the context of a thorough lecture, though they depend on a list of resources (detailed in slide 3).
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln
Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The End of Slavery in the United States DBQ
Fifth graders reflect on what slavery might have been like. In this U. S. history lesson, 5th graders, participate in a class discussion about slavery, then create a timeline of what a slave's life might have looked like.
5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 32 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Discuss the history of slavery by analyzing historic photography depicting slavery. Learners write fictional stories based on these photographs. This is a creative and motivating way to launch a discussion of these topics.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Did Lincoln free the slaves or did the slaves free themselves?
Students study the Emancipation Proclamation and analyze its meaning. In this Emancipation Proclamation lesson, students read the Emancipation Proclamation and supporting documents and decide if the slaves freed themselves or if Lincoln freed the slaves.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads