Emancipation Proclamation Educator Resources

Promise of FreedPromise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation, was on view from September 23 – March 3, 2013 , and the Education Program Slavery in Connecticut is still available.

The resources below were developed in conjunction with the exhibition, in partnership with Fairfield University Graduate School of Education. These  activities for grades 5 and up utilize primary sources and hands-on projects to promote cultural enrichment, literacy and critical thinking .

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Teacher Background Info



Educator Resources List: Online & Lesson Plans





Connecticut Slavery Timeline



Recommended Books List



Curriculum Connections