Students 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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Objective: Students will create a school wide activity to commemorate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Objective: Students will conduct research to create a timeline of significant historical events focusing on the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Objective: Students will explore the Emancipation Proclamation using a provided online resource
21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics
21st Century Themes
21st Century Skills
Make Judgments and Decisions
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Be Self-directed Learners
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
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- Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
- Human Trafficking