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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. All of the reports are typed up and shared with the class.
Students consider the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students read a narrative regarding the move by Lincoln to officially end slavery. Students take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions regarding the narrative.
Students compare and contrast 2 primary sources regarding slavery. For 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.
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.
Eighth graders examine the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation through the eyes of Indiana soldiers. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders read the proclamation and then students write essays that included letters written from the perspective of Indiana soldiers about the proclamation and the war.
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.
Students read excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Emancipation Proclamation. After reading, they write a response to one of them based on a profile they were given before beginning the lesson. They use the internet to check for historical accuracy.