December 6

In Annual Message to Congress, Lincoln calls for passage of 13th Amendment

December 6, 1864

The 13th Amendment, prohibiting slavery, adopted

December 6, 1865

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  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps

    Why was the Emancipation Proclamation important? While the Civil War began as a war to restore the Union, not to end slavery, by 1862 President Abraham Lincoln came to believe that he could save the Union only by broadening the goals of the war. Students can explore the obstacles and alternatives America faced in making the journey toward "a more perfect Union."

Edison makes first sound recording on phonograph

December 6, 1877

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Impressionist painter Claude Monet dies

December 6, 1926

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  • Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Composition and Content in the Visual Arts

    How do artists create a story that provides a message or provokes emotions in that single frame? This lesson will help students analyze ways in which the composition of a painting contributes to telling the story or conveying the message through the placement of objects and images within the painting.

  • Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts

    Impressionism, Cubism, Realism, Neoclassicism, Mannerism. When we visit a museum or flip through a book we often see these terms, along with the word movement (or sometimes style). This lesson plan will help students to understand the idea of movements in the visual arts, and begin to differentiate between some of the most well known movements in Western art- particularly in painting.