A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 8/13/2013
Americans reacted to the Emancipation Proclamation in different ways. Use the Changing America: To Be Free iPad app to go beyond the well-known stories of Emancipation and gain insight into this profound moment in the lives of many different people. Students can search, sort and read personal responses to the Emancipation Proclamation across the north, south and border states from men and women of all ages. A related teacher guide provides suggestions for using the app in the classroom.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
4B: Obtain historical data from a variety of sources.
4C: Interrogate historical data.
4D: Identify the gaps in the available records, marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place.
4E: Employ quantitative analysis.
4F: Support interpretations with historical evidence.