Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plans (2-17-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born

Chapter #2 – Growth & Conflict (1789-1877)

Section #4 – The Civil War

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will understand the United States’s growth rate during this period with 90% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be able to discuss the military and political conditions that led to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order 143.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Civil (war), habeas corpus, dysentery, measles, amputation, musket, soldier, Confederacy, states rights, emancipation (proclamation), commander, battle, freed men, rations, army, casualty, nullification, Union, copperhead, national supremacy, conscription, ironclad


Task# 1 – What does the word “Emanciptation” mean?

Task #2 – We will now briefly review the causes of the Civil War that we covered last week.

Task #3 – Students will receive an overview of the Battle of Antitiem. They will also textually analyze the battlefiend damage summary. You can download the PowerPoint below because we will be using it to guide class today.

Downloadable Presentation -> Civil War – Antietam and Emancipation Presentation

Task #4 – Next students will go through the Emancipation Proclamation activity which is based on analyzing the actual text of this document.

Task #5 – Following this we will be going through General Order 143 and discussing its significance.

Task #6 – Lastly for today Students will be looking at the North, South, and European viewpoints of the Emancipation Proclamation by contextually analyzing 12 quotes from people alive at the time the Proclamation was made.


I (Mr. Tyler) would like to thank the website and the educators who volunteered there to make today’s lesson. All the materials for today’s lesson can be downloaded from this file -> Antietam and Emancipation Lesson Package – High School

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