In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which declared enslaved people be freed. Then in January 1863, all enslaved people were finally freed from slavery. In this writing prompt, students will write an essay as if they were a freed slave of the Civil War.

Learning Objectives

(ELA-LITERACY.W.7.3) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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