Relive this scenario during the Paths to Freedom field trip program while students recreate the events surrounding the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Each student researches and acts the part of an historic character from the 1860s and traces President Abraham Lincoln's steps as he considered emancipation and its alternatives. These scenes are videotaped and transferred to a DVD for the class to keep.
This field trip experience invites students to explore notions of bondage and freedom within the real historic spaces of Decatur House.
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Within the real historic spaces of the Stephen Decatur House, students engage in critical thinking to answer these questions: