Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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A Slave No More
Young scholars discover what it was like to cross into freedom. In this slavery lesson plan, students read the "Emancipation Proclamation," and letters written by Abraham Lincoln and John Washington (a former slave). Young scholars 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, 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
American Equality Milestones
Has equality always existed as an unalienable right in the United States? Use this activity to chronicle the history and progression of equality in major documents and speeches throughout American history. The graphic organizer asks young historians to determine how equality is specifically mentioned in major national events, from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination, this ballad provides a brief but thorough biography of Abraham Lincoln.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Civil War, Part 2
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.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Looking for Lincoln's Views on Slavery
Learners 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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 90 Downloads
The Civil War
Now here is a very good presentation on the American Civil War, that you shouldn't pass up. Rich in text and images, the presentation covers all the bases. All of the major battles, key people, policies, and even a section describing the role women and African-Americans played during the war are discussed.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 90 Views 228 Downloads
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
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
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
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 5 Views 47 Downloads
The Civil War: A Nation Divided
Discuss the differences between the North and the South and how those differences led to the Civil War. Middle schoolers examine and analyze a famous speech or writing by President Lincoln in order to better understand the speaker's argument and discuss the conflicting opinions of the President during the war.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 144 Views 645 Downloads
Exploring the Eras of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement
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.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 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