by Mike Kubic
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Emancipation ProclamationPresident Abraham Lincoln
President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the height of the Civil War. It was directed at the eleven states still in rebellion and decreed that all slaves in these rebelling states were freed.Pair “The Emancipation Proclamation” with “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation” and ask students to discuss the final product of President Lincoln’s hard work. How does the final product compare to the description of the Emancipation Proclamation in “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation”?
Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham LincolnMike Kubic
In "Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln," Mike Kubic discusses how two historic men worked to end slavery in the United States.Pair “Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln” with “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation" to further explore the work it took to abolish slavery. Ask students to compare the contributions of President Lincoln and Douglass. In what ways did their contributions and goals differ?
Speech on SlaveryAbraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was well known for his opposition to slavery, believing that it went against the core principles of the nation's Founding Fathers. In this text, Lincoln contrasts slavery with its better counterpart, free labor, and aligns it with the necessity of equality in society.Pair “Speech on Slavery” with “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation” to allow students to further explore President Lincoln’s position on slavery. How do President Lincoln’s views on slavery in “Speech on Slavery” compare to the views expressed in “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation”?
The Niger Expedition of 1841Mike Kubic
In "The Niger Expedition of 1841," Mike Kubic discusses Britain's attempt to eradicate slavery by forming treaties with African chieftains along the Niger River.Pair “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation” with “The Niger Expedition of 1841” and ask students to discuss how views on slavery changed between the time periods of these two texts. How did Abraham Lincoln’s views on abolishing slavery compare to the views held in Britain? How do the solutions for slavery that Lincoln and William Allen considered compare?