Zinn Education Project: The Civil War

Subject: The Civil War, Emancipation
Themes: Civil Rights 19th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Websites

The Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools have created a lesson plan that challenges our understanding of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln´s motives and takes a closer look at the Emancipation Proclamation and the original 13th Amendment.

"Students examine excerpts from Lincoln's first inaugural address, the rarely mentioned original Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution that Lincoln promised to support, and the Emancipation Proclamation to explore some of the myths about the Civil War."