Lesson Eight: Who was Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation?

Lesson Plan:

Students read and interpret the Emancipation Proclamation and identify the perspectives in a historical account. Groups read recruitment posters for African-Americans created after the Proclamation was issued in order to determine the Proclamation’s impact.


Teacher Resources:

8A: "To Colored Men" Recruitment Poster
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/blacks-civil-war/images/recruitment-broadside.gif

Handouts:

8.1: Emancipation Proclamation


8.2: Historical Summary of the Emancipation Proclamation


8.3: Historical Document Questions


8.4: "To Colored Men" Recruitment Poster (transcription)


8.5: "Wanted . . ." Broadside
http://docsteach.org/activities/21

Lesson Resources:

HarpWeek's summary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Article about African Americans during the Civil War



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