Learning Lincoln On-line
FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES
Topic Fifty-five: Lincoln and the Abolitionists Press Conference Drama-- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IMAGES
HOME PAGE & INTRODUCTION
LINCOLN AND THE ABOLITIONISTS: A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LATE 1864 IMAGE STUDY & DRAMA ACTIVITY
Using resources from the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS this learning activity will use LOC and other resources to instill within students a deep understanding of the cooperation of President Abraham Lincoln and African-American leaders in the 1860's to make things better for slaves and free-men/women as well as eventual freedom for all slaves.
DRAMA PLAN AND SCRIPTS
STUDENT TASKS FOR BEFORE THE DRAMA, AND THE DRAMA
Task #1. A Study of Images from the Library of Congress
INCLUDED IN THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE THE STUDY OF LOC IMAGES AS WELL AS THESE PEOPLE:
CLICK EACH IMAGE TO VISIT THE HOST IMAGE SITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION
Task #1 (Continued)
The theme of this learning experience is the "relationship" of President Lincoln within his own White House to African-American abolitionist and human rights representatives, as listed to the right. Students will analyze six images.
2. Select the image from the selection at right (1-6) and fill out the form with responses. The analysis of each image will be based upon observations. Research or reading is not necessary.
Task # 2. Complete a History of Slavery in the U.S.
Task 3. Narrative Study
Each student will take a role, and using the questions for each press conference participant, find answers
by researching and reading about each.
THE PRESS CONFERENCE DRAMA--Step-by-Step Directions for theTeacher (Facilitator)
STUDENT RESEARCH RESOURCES FOR NARRATIVE ANSWERS:
Frederick Douglass Activity Parts
Go to the Listing of Frederick Douglass Student Tasks for even more to do.