“I Further Declare”: A Closer Look at the Emancipation Proclamation

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, the students will learn about the Emancipation Proclamation and how its delivery was important to African-Americans who wanted to join the fight to end slavery during the Civil War.
Author: 
Carol Carney Warren
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity