This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand the meaning of emancipation. Students are asked to compare and contrast life for African Americans before and after emancipation by analyzing a cartoon by Thomas Nast. This lesson incorporates high quality primary sources. Please be sure to rate this activity when you use it! We really appreciate your feedback.
•This activity can be used as a formative assessment
•This activity can be completed individually or in pairs
•This activity works well in an interactive notebook
•This activity is compatible with the Common Core Standards
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