Teacher Resources

drawing of Abraham Lincoln
The exhibit Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation will be on display at the New York State Library between September 3, 2010 and October 14, 2010.

New York State Social Studies curricula

  1. Social Studies Core Curriculum, Part 1 (grades K-8)
    • Grades 7-8 Social Studies: United States and New York State History (begins p. 19)
      • Unit Six: Division and Reunion (begins p. 44) covers the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.
  2. Social Studies Core Curriculum, Part 2 (grades 9-12)
    • United States History and Government (begins p. 33)
      • Unit Two: Constitutional Foundations for the United States Democratic Republic (begins p. 37)
        II. The Constitution Tested: Nationalism and Sectionalism (begins p. 41) covers the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Online Resources

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation online exhibit - Lincoln's handwritten draft of the proclamation is in the collections of the New York State Library.

Web sites with Curriculum Materials - The American Library Association compiled this list for the exhibit.

Related Web Sites - Annotated links to web sites with information about:

  • Abraham Lincoln,
  • Lincoln and the Bicentennial,
  • slavery and abolition,
  • the Civil War, and
  • American culture and history in the Civil War Era.

"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation" has been organized by the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This exhibition was made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Lincoln Bicentennial, 1809-2009: Live the LegacyAmerican Libraries AssociationGilder-Lehrman Institute of American HistoryNational Endowment for the humanitiesHuntington Library
Last Updated: February 19, 2014