Slavery & The Civil War – Video & Activities

Examine the Emancipation Proclamation through this educational video and related activities. The video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom.

13th Amendment Video & Activities

Use the video and activities to examine the role of slavery in the Civil War and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

13th Amendment on Display

In this educational video, students learn about the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution and see a rare copy of the document on loan to the New York Historical Society. Be sure to preview any video before showing it to your class.

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Length: 2 minutes 5 seconds

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