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Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

Resources for teaching about the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War



Grades

6–8 , 9–12

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order that freed slaves in the Confederate states. The proclamation ultimately paved the way for the abolishment of slavery in America. Lincoln’s action also changed the direction of the Civil War by making abolition an explicit goal of the Union, or the North.

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Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith

Grades

9-12

Guided Reading Level

NR

The Abolitionist Movement

by Elaine Landau

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

R

Stealing South: A Story Of The Underground Railroad

by Katherine Ayres

Grades

6-8

Lexile® Measure

700L

Storm Before Atlanta, The

by Karen Schwabach

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

V

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From Slave Ship to Freedom Road

by Rod Brown , Julius Lester

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

R

Across the Lines

by Carolyn Reeder

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

W

My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2