An Emancipation Proclamation Map Lesson

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Did the Emancipation Proclamation free all slaves during the Civil War? Why was it written, and what were its immediate and long-term effects? After reading primary source materials, constructing political maps representing information gleaned from the sources, and asking questions in discussion, your young historians will distinguish between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment and consider the lasting impacts of these documents on the trajectory of slavery in the United States.

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CCSS: Designed

  • Includes links to the Emancipation Proclamation and resulting political map/demographic
  • Provides good starting points for a variety of activities, such as primary source analysis, map construction, and creative writing

  • Instructor will need to acquire transcript of the Emancipation Proclamation to proceed through key portion of the lesson
  • Lesson plan is disjointed at points and does not include all materials