Lesson Plan

High School Lesson Plan, "Freedom at Antietam"


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.