Lincoln Lesson Idea: Lincoln Blogs

Abraham Lincoln

Level - Elementary - Middle School - High School

Subjects - Social Studies, History, Government

Students will assess the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation on the lives of slaves and/or slave-owners.

Have students create a blog from Lincoln's point of view (or from a slave's point of view AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation). Let students comment back to one another's blog post, playing the role of a freed slave, slave-owner, or someone else from the time period.

The site listed below provides a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Display the document on your interactive whiteboard or projector.

Web Resources

The Emancipation Proclamation Read the TeachersFirst review

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