Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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New Review Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
Your young historians will be intrigued to read and analyze Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, which discusses the president's take on the causes of the Civil War and connections between the North and the South.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson plan detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil War era.
7th - 9th Language Arts 123 Views 288 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.
7th - 9th Language Arts 181 Views 317 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning Guide for: Glory
Invite your class to learn about the first regular US army unit composed of black soldiers during the Civil War with the film Glory. This website reviews the historical accuracy of the movie, offers pre- and post-viewing handouts, and includes discussion questions that can be utilized throughout the course of the film.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try to prove that they are the real President Lincoln by answering a series of questions about his life and his achievements.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day
Your learners will take a trip through history as they peruse through historic digitalized newspapers, reading real articles from such historical periods in the United States as the Temperance movement and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Framed Paragraphs
Support your learners as they work on writing paragraphs by providing graphic organizers, outlines, and frames. And, guess what? You've just found a huge collection of these materials! Sift through this packet to find the perfect organizers and templates for your class and then prepare your pupils for writing.
4th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
A House Divided: Slavery and the Civil War
Eighth graders use a worksheet to analyze several documents related to slavery and its role in the Civil War. Students participate in discussions, draw political cartoons and prepare charts comparing and contrasting information from various documents.
8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
After the Civil War: Segregation
Students study the Civil War. In this American history instructional activity, students define segregation, make a segregation collage with pictures of people being separated from others because of their race, religion, or ethnic background, and write their feelings about segregation.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Budgeting: Finding Personal Financial Success
What a comprehensive, engaging set of activities for learners to gain a firm foundation of financial knowledge, practice budgeting for after they have completed their education, and consider the unexpected turns that life may throw their way.
9th - 12th Math 44 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Create a Magic Lantern Show; Freed People in the Reconstruction South
Engage your scholars by having them create "magic lantern shows" inspired by the film Dr. Toer's Amazing Magic Lantern Show: A Different View of Emancipation. As they study the South's Reconstruction through primary sources, learners evaluate three historical understandings: what was done to, for, and by freed people.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 84 Downloads
American Civil War: Conflicting Newspaper Reports
Students examine the happenings at the Battle of Antietam from all sides. In this American Civil War activity, 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 18 Views 152 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 activity, 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 16 Views 90 Downloads
Black History Month - Past to Present, Grades 4-6
Young scholars 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 178 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?
Young scholars explore Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War. In this U.S. history and literacy lesson plan, students read a portion of Lincoln: A Photobiography and write an editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation.
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, 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