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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 51 Views 47 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 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Emancipation Proclamation Through Different Eyes
Students 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 14 Views 99 Downloads
New Review 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 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity, student analyze and compare Abraham Lincoln’s American Emancipation Proclamation and Alexander II's Russian Emancipation Manifesto.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 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
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
Hoosier Soldiers and the Emancipation Proclamation
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.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 9 Views 18 Downloads
Presidents and the Constitution: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Students consider the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation For this U.S. Constitution lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
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
Did Lincoln free the slaves or did the slaves free themselves?
Students study the Emancipation Proclamation and analyze its meaning. In this Emancipation Proclamation instructional activity, 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
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 8 Downloads
A Slave No More
Students discover what it was like to cross into freedom. In this slavery lesson, students read the "Emancipation Proclamation," and letters written by Abraham Lincoln and John Washington (a former slave). Students identify the key ideas of the proclamation and use the knowledge gained from the letters to write their own series of letters that might have been written between Lincoln and Washington about their ideologies and personal interests.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 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
Breaking the Chains: Rising Out of Circumstances
Study history through photographs. In this visual arts and history lesson, students learn to analyze photographs to discover details about life during the Civil War era. Students write journal entries as if they are the African-American individuals pictured in the photographs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Lincoln, the Great Emancipator?
Students examine the motivating factors that prompted Lincoln to draft the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. They examine Lincoln's social and political beliefs, particularly as they pertained to slavery and race in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads