Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Lesson Plans


lincoln EPStudents will create a school wide activity to commemorate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, create a timeline documenting significant historical events and learn about the specifics that were detailed within the Proclamation.

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Discussion Guide

Lesson Plan 1- Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

Objective: Students will create a school wide activity to commemorate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lesson Plan 2- Timelines for History

Objective: Students will conduct research to create a timeline of significant historical events focusing on the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lesson Plan 3- The Emancipation Proclamation

Objective:  Students will explore the Emancipation Proclamation using a provided online resource

21st Century Core Content
History
Government and Civics
Geography

21st Century Themes
Civic Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Make Judgments and Decisions
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Analyze Media
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Produce Results

Additional Resources:
Archives.gov; Emancipation Proclamation
PBS.org; Emancipation Proclamation
The Lincoln Papers by Library of Congress
Our Documents.gov; The Emancipation Proclamation
Slavery and the Making of America by PBS

Additional Resources from U.S. History in Context:

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