Emancipation Proclamation: Politics, Slavery, and the Civil War

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This is part 6 of an 8 part series on the causes and results of the Civil War. This reading w/questions (see preview) takes on Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation. It discusses what led Lee to invade the North, why Antietam was important for Lincoln, what the Emancipation Proclamation did, and why it was important.


I started this series for my high school US History class, which includes both ELL students and regular students, because I was frustrated with the random approach we usually take towards explaining the causes of the Civil War. Each unit takes around 90 minutes. I send the PDF to their Amplify tablets, but it is possible to print these out, although they are lengthy. The questions are easy and keep students focused and engaged. It makes for a relaxing period of teaching for the instructor, who can focus on facilitating and not controlling the class.


See also:

Part 8
Reconstruction (forthcoming)

Part 7
Gettysburg

Part 6
Emancipation Proclamation

Part 5
Secession, Confiscation, and Ft Sumter

Part 4
Election of 1860

Part 3
John Brown, Abolitionists, and Slave Revolts

Part 2
Stephen Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Part 1
Thomas Jefferson, Expansion, and the Missouri Compromise
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Emancipation Proclamation: Politics, Slavery, and the Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation: Politics, Slavery, and the Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation: Politics, Slavery, and the Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation: Politics, Slavery, and the Civil War