Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 Teacher Resources
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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 20 Views 28 Downloads
Decisions That Changed Our Lives: A Look At the African American Quest for Freedom and Rights
Students are introduced to the goals of abolitionists throughout history. In groups, they use the internet to discover the purpose of the Underground Railroad and why there were bus boycotts in the 1960s. They compare and contrast the messages of King, Jr.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 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 worksheet most likely accompanies a reading or digital media source from Discovery Education.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 38 Downloads
Getting Back What's Mine and The Mexican War
Students examine primary resources to gather information on historical events. In this research skills lesson, students examine a sample primary document and respond to questions about it. Students also read historical documents pertaining to the Mexican War and respond to questions based on the content of the documents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 47 Downloads
From Slavery To Civil Rights
Students investigate the lifelong fight for equality by researching U.S. History. In this African American history instructional activity, students discuss the effects of slavery and the beginning of the United States. Students view a slide show of images related to the Civil Rights movement and complete a photo analysis worksheet.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 65 Downloads
Abraham Lincoln: Holding the Nation Together
Put on your stove pipe hat and step into the shoes of Abraham Lincoln with the first in this series of three reader's theater scripts. From a press conference and personal conversation with his wife, to his famous "Gettysburg Address," this play provides a behind the scenes look at President Lincoln's fight to end slavery.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
Who was our 16th president? It was Abraham Lincoln, of course! Considered by many as the most important president to date, Lincoln is responsible for bringing the divided nation together again. This resource will surely grab your learner's attention.
5 mins 5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Freedom to Fight
Students study the African American troop experiences in the Civil War. In this American history lesson, 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
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 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 4 Views 4 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 233 Views 339 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln's Position on the Question of Slavery and Its Extension
Students read excerpts from Abraham Lincoln's speeches and letters between 1854 and 1861 and look for information relative to Lincoln's thoughts on the legal and Constitutional aspects of slavery.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students explore the issue of the morality of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States and construct a timeline containing freedom facts. Freedon issues and the rights and responsibilities of the time are examined.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Civil War Experience
Students write or design a creative project about the Civil War. For this Civil War lesson, students share memorable quotes from speeches and discuss documents historians could use to analyze the Civil War. Students read excerpts from primary source documents and chart their findings and present to the class.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 82 Views 64 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 29 Views 21 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 31 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable