Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
The American Civil War (1861 -1864)
Peek back in time and learn about the North and South of the American Civil War. Discussed in full are the causes, effects, major battles, and agreements that made Civil War history. Period technology, social changes, and the ultimate defeat of the South are described with both text and a variety of images.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 35 Downloads
Did Lincoln free the slaves or did the slaves free themselves?
Young scholars 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
A Slave No More
Students discover what it was like to cross into freedom. For 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 9 Views 38 Downloads
Breaking the Chains: Rising Out of Circumstances
Study history through photographs. In this visual arts and history lesson plan, 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 5 Views 18 Downloads
Looking for Lincoln's Views on Slavery
Learners reflect on Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery. For this United States History lesson, students analyze how things have changed in the United States over the course of their lifetime, then use this information as a comparison to how Lincoln's views on slavery changed over the course of his presidency.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 90 Downloads
Who Freed the Slaves During the Civil War?
Pose the question to your historians: who really freed the slaves? They critically assess various arguments, using primary sources as evidence. In small groups, scholars jigsaw 5 primary source documents (linked), and fill out an analysis worksheet (also linked).
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 48 Downloads
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
"In Defense of My Race and Country": African-American Soldiers on Why They Are Fighting
Why would an African-American slave fight in the Civil War? Read and analyze primary source documents to understand the ex-slave perspective on fighting in the Union Army. Everything to complete this lesson is included.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Millionaire: Civil War Edition
The Civil War is such an exciting topic, now it can be exciting to review. Play this millionaire-style game to study or review the American Civil War. Lincolns assassination, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the battles between the North and South are all covered.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
What is the most important document of the Civil War? Many would consider it to be the Emancipation Proclamation, written into action by Abraham Lincoln. Look into Lincoln's creation of this document, the role the developing train tracks played, and the Battle of Gettysburg.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
What This Cruel War Was Over: Slavery and the Civil War
Can't travel to Richmond for your Civil War unit? This plan creates an authentic experience, using primary sources and the essential question: Over What Was the Civil War Fought? Historians examine the Appomattox Marker, the site of Gen. Robert E.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 50 Downloads
End of the Civil War
The end of the American Civil War was marked with many battles. Covered here are the who, what, when, and where of nine major battles that led to the ending of the war. Also discussed are the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the total effects of the war.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Abraham Lincoln: Holding the Nation Together
Put on your stove pipe hat and step into the shoes of Abraham Lincoln with the first in this series of three reader's theater scripts. From a press conference and personal conversation with his wife, to his famous "Gettysburg Address," this play provides a behind the scenes look at President Lincoln's fight to end slavery.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution
Students determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation Proclamation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 44 Downloads
Contributions of Famous Americans; Abraham Lincoln
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his tenure. Students collaborate in groups to present information about the Emancipation Proclamation and Slavery.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 48 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