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Civil War

An afternoon with Mary Todd Lincoln

Using Mrs. Lincoln to give a sense of the Civil War era
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Factors that influenced President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

Comparing and contrasting opinions that influenced Lincoln in making the Emancipation Procalmation
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To Free the Slaves

Students will research members of Lincolns cabinet to better understand the process of emancipating the slaves.
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Gettysburg Address Close Read

Close read of Gettysburg Address activity
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Former Slaves Making America A Better Place for All

Students will work collaboratively (or individually) to produce a presentation that addresses the demographics of the slave population and contributions by a freed slave from students home region
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Exodusters in Kansas

Students will learn about exodusters coming to Kansas during the reconstruction period.
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News Bias Then and Now

Students will discover and turn in examples of bias in the news media.
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Popular Sovereignty or Shall Kansas Be A Free or Slave State?

To illustrate the two differing/opposite points of view on the expansion of slavery into the territory of Kansas and later the issue of slavery in the entire country.
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Kansas in the American Civil War

In this activity the student will use two primary sources of a famous painting and a picture that depict what was going on in Kansas and Missouri during the border wars
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Guerrilla Season Book Study

To help students understand life on the Missouri/Kansas border during the "Bleeding Kansas" time period.
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