Goal: Students will be able to discuss the meaning and impact of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Students will be able to list and discuss the events leading up to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
After reading the document, students will be able to summarize and discuss the meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Students will be able to identify one impact the Emancipation Proclamation would have on the war.
Students will be able to support their argument using a direct quotation from a primary source document.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
NCSS Standards for Social Studies:
2—Time, Continuity, and Change
3—People, Places, and Environment
5—Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
6—Power, Authority, and Governance
10—Civics, Ideals, and Practices
Antietam and Emancipation PowerPoint
Battle of Antietam Summary
Emancipation Proclamation Excerpt
Emancipation Proclamation Quiz (This is online)
Antietam and Emancipation Essay
Emancipation-the act of freeing Proclamation-a public announcement Refugee - a person who leaves home in search of safety
Write on the board or use slide three: What does “emancipation” mean?
As students enter the room, they will take a sticky note and write their answer on it.
Discuss with students why this might be an important word to discuss during their study of the Civil War.
Have students place the sticky note on the top corner of their desk or work space. This will be revisited at the end of the class.
Print out the PowerPoint with notes prior to class. There are notes included with the slides that can be on the printed slides, but won’t be seen by your students during the presentation.
Use the Antietam and Emancipation PowerPoint to guide the lesson.
Hand out the Timeline, Graphic Organizer, Battle of Antietam Summary, and Emancipation Proclamation Excerpt.
Have students use the Graphic Organizer throughout the Power Point, the other pages will be referred to in the PowerPoint for activities.