The Emancipation Proclamation

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President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is at the center of this resource, which asks learners to consider how this document was received and the effect of prejudice in general.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners mark the text as they read and work to fully comprehend the text itself as well as its historical significance
  • Pair this with several other texts that relate to prejudice and discrimination; follow the study of these texts with an essay prompt built from the final question provided here
Classroom Considerations

  • While questions are included, you may wish to add in some that analyze the document itself more fully; many of the provided questions ask for opinions only
Pros

  • Comes with a full copy of the text for examination
  • Discussion questions are also included
Cons

  • Many of the questions should require textual or factual evidence, but do not ask for this additional information
Common Core