Emancipation and the Thirteenth Amendment

Why didn't the Emancipation Proclamation free all slaves? Young historians study primary source documents including Lincoln's proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Groups also investigate the three Reconstruction amendments and the rights they grant

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the events discussed to the timeline created for the first lesson in the series
  • Ask an artist or art teacher to demonstrate the lithograph process
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a series of six related resources
  • The PDF version (last IM) has multiple files within it that may not appear the same for everyone when it first opens; however, it contains important documents for the lesson (pdf of the lesson, worksheet, etc). Look for multiple files within in the IM pdf.
  • Requires multiple copies of multiple primary source documents

  • The richly detailed lesson includes step-by-step directions

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