Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Speeches, and Writings
Learners examine the principles that shaped the beliefs of Abraham Lincoln and respond to a variety of essay questions. They gather information through Internet research and reading selected texts. They role-play as reporters and abolitionists.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
The American Dilemma
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Defenders of Justice
Students research abolitionists, civil rights advocates, and their allies to learn about racism and justice. In this racism and justice lesson, students define justice and sing a song about activism. Students review the biographies assigned to their group and complete a handout for the story.
4th - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Abraham Lincoln (President's Day)
Students investigate Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history presidents lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation including pictures and information about Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Students make connections between Lincoln's contributions to United States history and our country's government today.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 51 Downloads
Civil War Research Project
Give your WWI study collaborative energy using a group research project. Groups are assigned one of the six main themes (included). Each group has an outline to guide research but will need an assignment guide. Consider supplementing the video with discussion and making oral presentations more fun by having groups create their own lesson plans to teach the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
The Freedom to Fight
Students study the African American troop experiences in the Civil War. In this American history lesson plan, students examine primary and secondary sources regarding the experiences and contributions of African American soldiers who served during the Civil War.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 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
In His Footsteps: Former Slave George Gilmore at Montpelier
Students explore the life of former slave George Gilmore. For 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
Formal and Informal Language
“C u l8r @ skool.” As part of a study of formal and informal language, class members examine excerpts from Lil’ Boosie lyrics, the Emancipation Proclamation, a speech by Martin Luther King. Links to the resources not provided; however, they are readily available on the Internet.
7th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 31 Downloads
Harriet Tubman Vocabulary Matching
This matching exercise features 14 words and their definitions, including "Emancipation Proclamation," "dysentery," "rheumatism," and other vocabulary associated with Harriet Tubman and the Civil War. The activity most likely accompanies a reading or digital media source from Discovery Education.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 38 Downloads
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their classmates about the significance of their event.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational text to find out how different and how similar these two leaders were.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 264 Views 356 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
If you are previewing the film Glory for your young historians, this packet may help you spark ideas for discussion and offer some interesting facts and quotations that may add to your presentation of this Civil War narrative. It includes a few worksheets that learners can use to track character development and major themes, as well as a fact sheet regarding black soldiers in the war and the 54th regiment.
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed