The Civil War: Emancipation

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Investigate and analyze Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation using primary and secondary sources. The sixth installment of an eight-part series analyzes the meaning of Lincoln's document in relation to its impact on the Civil War. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the class into two groups and debate if the Emancipation Proclamation actually freed the slaves based on research
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is designed for two hours or less; plan pacing accordingly
  • Resource contains printable classroom materials 
  • Visual learners benefit from the Emancipation Proclamation painting as a preview for the lesson
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