Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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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 124 Views 633 Downloads
U.S. Set to Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial
Students use a news article about the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial to answer questions about Abraham Lincoln and the celebration. In this current events and US history lesson based on a news article, students participate in a think-pair-share reading discussion and, while learning about Lincoln's life, think of appropriate nicknames for him.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution
High schoolers 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 11 Views 43 Downloads
American Civil War: Conflicting Newspaper Reports
Students examine the happenings at the Battle of Antietam from all sides. In this American Civil War lesson, students analyze newspapers accounts from different perspectives regarding the battle and then write their own accounts of the battle from Northern and Southern perspectives.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 150 Downloads
Land, Liberty and the Struggle for the American Dream
Students investigate equality by reading a historical fiction book in class. In this civil rights lesson, students read the story Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry with their classmates and define the Jim Crow Laws that kept blacks imprisoned in the United States.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 89 Downloads
Black History Month - Past to Present, Grades 4-6
Students complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a diagram of the Underground Railroad, create a postage stamp for an African American, and develop a resume for an African American scientist.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 52 Views 177 Downloads
Black Kentuckians and the Civil War
Students demonstrate how the American Civil War affected black Kentuckians socially and politically. They identify and discuss the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which forced the end of slavery in Kentucky months after the Civil War ended.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
So You Want To Be President?
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War. For this U.S. history and literacy lesson, students read a portion of Lincoln: A Photobiography and write an editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation. Students rewrite the first paragraph of the Gettysburg Address after defining and finding synonyms for vocabulary words.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Civil War—Why Hoosier Soldiers Fought
Eighth graders determine why Hoosier soldiers were willing to fight in the American Civil War. In this Civil War lesson plan, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the involvement of Indiana soldiers in the war and then conduct research about the war effort.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
“Will I or Won’t I?” Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, 54th Massachusetts Regiment
Students discover the story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. In this American Civil War lesson, students study the life of Robert Gould Shaw and the regiment he led. Students research primary and secondary sources to learn about the campaign and write reflective essays.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how situations were different after the movement.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 60 Downloads
Overcoming Violations of Civil Rights
Students investigate slavery by researching the Underground Railroad and Emancipation Proclamation. In this Civil Rights lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide-show of images from the Civil War and Civil Rights era. Students create a time capsule demonstrating the current state of civil rights in the United States of America.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
In His Footsteps: Former Slave George Gilmore at Montpelier
Students explore the life of former slave George Gilmore. In this US History lesson, students analyze primary source documents and use data from these selections to inform the decision making process. Students demonstrate reasoning skills to explain their response to a controversial situation.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
With malice toward none, with charity for all: The life of Abraham Lincoln
Students research Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students use primary sources, vocabulary activities, books, and more to research and learn about Abraham Lincoln.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
African-American Civil War Soldiers Lesson Plan
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Civil War lesson, students examine the service of African Americans in the Civil War and consider their plight to secure the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 28 Downloads