Freedmen's Bureau Teacher Resources
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Young scholars examine the African American experience after they received their freedom after the Civil War. They complete a Mind Map, read and analyze a poem, and write a paragraph using key vocabulary words. They analyze the impact of the Freedmen's Bureau, complete graphic organizers, and participate in a Reader's Theater.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 9 Views 41 Downloads
New Review Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation as a joint committee tasked with coming up with a plan for reconstructing the southern states and bringing them back to the Union.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Education of Freedmen...and Women and Children
Students examine political debate surrounding Freedmen's Bureau, use primary sources to explore trials and successes of effort to educate newly-freed slaves of all ages, research reasons for creation of Freedmen's Bureau, discuss President Johnson's reasons for vetoing legislation, and produce written descriptions of some Freedmen's schools and students who benefited from them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Easily broken into pieces for several class sessions, this presentation is a great way to transition your class out of a Civil War unit and closer to the 20th century. Engaging photographs, including relevant maps and humorous political cartoons of the time, will draw your history students into this slideshow.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 140 Downloads
What price Freedom! Civil War and Reconstruction
Fifth graders become familiar with the events of Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. In this reconstruction lesson, 5th graders work in pairs where each student creates a building with blocks and draws it. Their partner then reconstructs their building.
5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 157 Downloads
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reconstruction and 1876
How did the United States face the problem of needing to integrate a formerly slave and rebellious population back into the country? Your young historians will learn about the complex system of reconstruction that existed in post-Civil War South, including the system of sharecropping, prevalence of the republican party, and Jim Crow laws.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Freedmen's Bureau: Success or Failure?
Students analyze causation concerning Reconstruction policy. They evaluate the success of the Freed men's Bureau concerning land distribution. They examine several documents relating to the Freedmen's Bureau's goal of providing land for freedmen.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads
Discovering the Past/Considering the Future: Lessons from the Eastern Shore
Students study how the Freedmen's Bureau improved the living conditions among blacks on Maryland's Eastern Shore. They examine Social, Political, and Economic improvements and answer questions.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Facing the Ghosts of Our Past
A reading of a New York Times review of the movie Beloved launches research into how the Civil War affected the lives of people living during this period. Creative thinkers select a person from an included list of historical figures and others involved in the war, and craft a first-person narrative.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 328 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reconstruction and the Changing South
An amazing resource, with images, rich text, and working hyperlinks. It covers one of America's most horrible crimes against humanity, slavery. Thankfully a change took place during the Reconstruction Era. Learn about the laws, key players, amendments, and opposition to movements to abolish slavery.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 125 Downloads
A Better Way
Students increase awareness of organizations that grew out of necessity and increased social consciousness during the Civil War and Reconstruction. They trace the origins of three organizations founded for the common good. They link organizations of the past and present.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Bridges for All: Better Way
Students explore organizations founded for the common good. In this character education lesson plan, students read about organizations that developed for the common good during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In small groups, students present this information to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Fourth graders research Reconstruction after the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, 4th graders look at the new laws that were passed after the Civil War in Virginia and the South. They sort photographs, complete a graphic organizer, and study new vocabulary.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Brown v. Board of Education
Students are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They also examine other cases dealing with this issue and discuss the importance of equality in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 44 Downloads
African American Women Before and After the Civil War: Slavery and Freedom
Students listen to data on African American women in Texas before the Civil War. In this Civil War instructional activity, students compare and contrast the lives of slave and free women, and discuss case studies, locating areas on a map. Students select a problem to write a response to solve it during the slavery era in Texas.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 25 Downloads
Of Human Bondage
How does the particular point of view in a situation affect the way it is presented? Focusing on perspectives on slavery during the Civil War, middle schoolers use research to write narratives from the points of view of their historical figures.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
Understanding White Supremacy
Study the controversial topic of organized systems of repression, such as white supremacists and the KKK. This lesson provides discussion questions, primary source documents, and definitions all aimed at building an understanding of racism in our country.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads