Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities

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

13th Amendment on Display

Appropriate Grades: 1–4

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.

Source: VOA video on youtube.com

Length: 2 minutes 5 seconds

Extension Activities

Slavery and Secession

Appropriate Grades: 5–8

In this Channel One News segment about the Civil War, students will learn about the role slavery played in Georgia's decision to secede from the Union.

Source: Channel One News on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 16 seconds

Extension Activities

Turning Point: The Civil War

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

In this History Channel video, students will learn about the Emancipation Proclamation and how it became a turning point in the Civil War.

Source: History Channel on youtube.com

Length: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Extension Activities

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