Thank You, Mr. Lincoln!

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 50 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Emancipation Proclamation, General Order 143, Antietam, Contraband, Union, proclamation, battle, Civil War, Lincoln
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: CPALMS Charter: Social Studies

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Lesson Plan

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Type: Lesson Plan