Step 1: Image analysis
Step 2: Document analysis
Working with 1-2 partner(s), write brief notes to address the questions on the “Did Lincoln free the slaves?” handout. Note that the documents being analyzed include (A) Lincoln’s letter to Greeley, (B) the Emancipation Proclamation, and (C) Frederick Douglass’s recollection of his meeting with Lincoln.
Feel free to use the two maps below, of the border states (left) and the Emancipation Proclamation (right), for reference.
We will debrief some of these questions together as a class.
Step 3: Graphic organizer
Drawing from the documents and your reading in Foner, continue working with your partner(s) to complete the sheet entitled “Did Lincoln free the slaves? Or did the slaves free themselves?”
Step 4: Debrief