Thirteenth Amendment Poster

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President Lincoln believed in the Thirteenth Amendment so strongly that he signed 14 copies of it, but died before he could see it passed on December 18, 1965. Explore the text that forever abolished slavery in America with a document that prompts learners to analyze primary sources and discuss what they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Print and laminate the document to display in a social studies classroom
  • Encourage groups to come up with their own questions and discussion points about the document
  • Use in a unit that focuses primary source analysis
Classroom Considerations
  • The original document is difficult to read; pair with the typed text of the Thirteenth Amendment
  • Consider augmenting the discussion questions with deeper and more thoughtful questions
  • Document features signatures of notable historical figures
  • Connects well to a study on Constitutional Amendments
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Common Core