Left: border states that seceded (in green) and remained in the union (in yellow). Right: complicated legal effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. Click on map to right to expand.
Step 1: Document analysis
Working with 1-2 partner(s), write brief notes to address the questions on the front of the “Who freed the slaves?” handout on the basis of your analysis of:
We will debrief some of these questions together as a class.
Step 2: Weigh the evidence
Drawing from the documents and your reading in Foner, continue working with your partner(s) to complete the chart entitled “Weigh the evidence.”
Step 3: Debrief
Last 10 minutes of class: Cast of Characters individual writing #2
Homework: Assignment #404
Jigsaw: Strands of abolitionism
In this activity, we will first divide into three letter groups in which you will read a portion of The Abolitionists page on Discovering History:
Next, we split up into three number groups and share out what was discussed in our letter groups.
Take 1-2 minutes to read these possible questions over and jot down at least 1 question of your own that you might want to direct to the class. Two volunteer facilitators will then lead our discussion.
Homework: Assignment #403