High School Lesson Plan, "Freedom at Antietam"
- Grade Level:
- Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
- Civil War, History
- Three Class Periods
- Group Size:
- Up to 36
- National/State Standards:
- -National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA, U.S. History Content Standards, United States Era 5, Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
-Common Core Standards, Common Core Standards, English Language Arts Standards » History/Social Studies
Students will read and evaluate primary and secondary resources and then complete and present a writing assignment based on the point of view of one of the persons they learned about.
Students will be able to:
-Evaluate provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln's reasons for issuing it, and its significance.
-Explain the causes of the Civil War and evaluate the importance of slavery as a principal cause of the conflict by analyzing the Emancipation Proclamation.
-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.