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by President Abraham Lincoln

1863

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Emancipation Proclamation" by President 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.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?" and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: