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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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Gettysburg

by C. M. Butzer

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Guided Reading Level

Y

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.95

Civil War Spies

by Camilla Wilson

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

W

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.95

The Journal of James Edmond Pease

by Jim Murphy

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

V

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

The River Between Us

by Richard Peck

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

Y

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

by John Mantha , Jim O'Connor

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Q

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.99

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln

by Charles Robinson , Jean Fritz

Grades

1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

N

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.50
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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