Students analyze an exchange of “open letters” between abolitionist and editor Horace Greeley and President Abraham Lincoln over slavery in the Union.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 30-60 minutes
MATERIALS: Lincoln-Greeley newspaper images, Lincoln-Greeley Letter Analysis Worksheet (download), Lincoln-Greeley Lesson with additional background information (download, optional), The Emancipation Proclamation Announcement (optional), Article on the Passage of the 13th Amendment (optional)
- Print copies of the worksheet, one for each student or small group.
- Project the Lincoln-Greeley newspaper images on the board or share the lesson link for students at individual computers.