Freedmen's Bureau Teacher Resources
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Students 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 8 Views 40 Downloads
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
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
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 18 Views 151 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 23 Views 129 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. For this character education lesson, 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 21 Downloads
Reconstruction on Life in Virginia
Eighth graders study the life style of Virginians during the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War. They examine how the infrastructure, the economy, and the agricultural status of Virginia and the other Confederate states changed due the war.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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
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 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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 14 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 22 Views 324 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 45 Views 114 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Where Do We Go From Here?
Eighth graders examine the impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina. In this Reconstruction lesson, 8th graders use primary documents to research sharecropping and freedman's contracts in the agricultural South following the end of slavery.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Brown v. Board of Education
Learners 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 42 Downloads
Freedom During the Reconstruction
Learners debate whether African Americans were free during Reconstruction. In this debate lesson, students use primary documents to support their argument as to whether African American were free during the Reconstruction period. Learners read the documents, answer guiding questions, and complete graphic organizers before engaging in the debate.
6th - 7th Language Arts 22 Views 16 Downloads