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Pupils 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.
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 plan. They use the internet to check for historical accuracy.
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). With those resources, this slideshow could become a good group project or individual research assignment.
Students evaluate the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation. They trace the stages that led to Lincoln's formulation of this policy. Explore the range of contemporary public opinion on the issue of emancipation.
Young scholars reflect on Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery.  In 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. 
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.
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. 
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography instructional activity, 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.
Eighth graders explore the concept of slavery during the Civil War. In this meican history lesson, 8th graders discuss the many efforts by Abraham Lincoln to preserve the Union discussing how the Emancipation Proclamation helped shift the Northern war aims. 
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the life of Abraham Lincoln. They read and analyze a poem, create a timeline, write an essay, research The Gettysburg Address and The Emancipation Proclamation, explore websites, and interview their parents.
Students explain why General Robert E. Lee decided to invade Maryland in September 1862; review the major events of the Maryland Campaign of 1862; describe the major events of the three phases of the Battle of Antietam; and assess the impact of the Battle
Students discover and explain the background as well as the process of the ratification of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. they create a newspaper to discuss the issues related to the Amendments.
Students discuss key events of Abraham Lincoln's life. For this Civil War lesson, students discuss the major events of Abraham Lincoln's life and role during this time through a song.
Students discuss African American troops throughout the country during the Civil War. They, in groups, write a skit for a situation given to them by the teacher.
Learners examine and discuss John Quincy Adams Ward's The Freedman. On the Web, they read the Emancipation Proclamation in its original hand as well as slave narratives and discuss what they have learned.
Young scholars discuss the significance of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the assassination of Lincoln. They analyze how historians use evidence and develop differing interpretations. Students examine historical bias and point of view to comprehend that although the past tends to be viewed in terms of present values.
Eighth graders utilize many sources (books, computer, magazines, etc...) to research the eras of the Emancipation Proclamation and Civil Rights Movement and create a T-Chart comparison.
Did Lincoln free the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation? What were motivations behind issuing the document? How does the Civil War and the way we remember it still shape the world today? Delve into these questions with a video covering several topics regarding the Civil War in the United States, from the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and the emancipation of slaves in Confederate states, to large-scale fatalities as a result of improved technology, and the documentation of the war through photography.
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. This is worth the three minutes it takes to watch.
Did you know the Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all of the slaves? What other facts are you cloudy on regarding the Civil War? Watch this teacher's quick, ten-minute account on the Civil War. While no visual aids, graphs, or maps are shown, he gives a comprehensive summary of the war.

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