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A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction
Fourth graders examine slavery and Reconstruction in Virginia. In this Virginians during Reconstruction lesson, 4th graders research primary sources for the story of William Jasper and other slaves. Students hypothesize how rights became legal for free people.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Freedom During the Reconstruction
Students debate whether African Americans were free during Reconstruction. For this debate lesson, students use primary documents to support their argument as to whether African American were free during the Reconstruction period. Students read the documents, answer guiding questions, and complete graphic organizers before engaging in the debate.
6th - 7th Language Arts 18 Views 15 Downloads
The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Aftermath of War
Students explore public sentiment regarding Reconstruction. In this Reconstruction lesson, students analyze primary sources for evidence of the political, social and economic stability of the U.S. following the Civil War. Students examine the attitudes that helped or hindered the Reconstruction process in essays that they compose.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 56 Downloads
The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Politics of Reconstruction
Students participate in a simulation as a Congress member to decide which policies to support in Reconstruction. In this Reconstruction era lesson, students read primary source documents to use as the basis for a mock debate. Students create television reports on documents with information that led to the impeachment of President Johnson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 92 Downloads
The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Aftermath of Reconstruction
Students examine the Reconstruction Era. In this American history activity, students explore the condition of the United States following the Civil War as they read statistical data. Students analyze the Reconstruction policies to determine how well they helped mend the nation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 118 Downloads
Reconstruction and the Long Shadow of the Civil War
Eighth graders are introduced to the efforts of Reconstruction after the Civil War. In groups, they develop their own plan for Reconstruction and provide a mission statement which they share with the class. They must defend any conditions that they want to impose on the South.
8th Social Studies & History 23 Views 69 Downloads
Was Reconstruction a Revolution?
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Reconstruction lesson, students research details pertaining to Congress's role in Reconstruction. Students use the provided worksheets to record their analysis of several documents.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 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 plan, 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 14 Views 149 Downloads
Students explain how the Civil War and Reconstruction both solved and created problems for our nation. They study how Reconstruction caused a further decline in relations between the North & South and how racism has been and is existent in the U.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 82 Downloads
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 40 Views 107 Downloads
Create a Magic Lantern Show; Freed People in the Reconstruction South
Engage your scholars by having them create "magic lantern shows" inspired by the film Dr. Toer's Amazing Magic Lantern Show: A Different View of Emancipation. As they study the South's Reconstruction through primary sources, learners evaluate three historical understandings: what was done to, for, and by freed people.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 82 Downloads
Lincoln And Reconstruction
Eighth graders examine Lincoln's actions. For this lesson on the Reconstruction, 8th graders will use primary sources to determine if the actions of President Lincoln were Constitutional. Students will participate in a variety of activities that help facilitate personal reflection and discussion on both Constitutional powers and the Civil War.
8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 97 Downloads
Post Civil War Reconstruction
Students analyze the process of Reconstruction after the Civil War. In this U.S. History lesson, students discuss specific details about Reconstruction with the class, then complete a worksheet with multiple activities reinforcing the ideas they shared.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 75 Views 307 Downloads
Understanding Reconstruction in South Carolina
Eighth graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Reconstruction lesson, 8th graders research the role of Reconstruction in South Carolina by simulating the environment of East Bay Street in 1877.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Sing Out Loud: The Slave Spirituals Historical and Cultural Implications during Reconstruction
Students identify, summarize and present facts about cultural, educational and political inequalities of Reconstruction, explain hidden codes of slave spirituals and their importance in slaves' communication, and create poetry based on feelings.
7th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 55 Downloads
Post Civil Way Reconstruction
Eleventh graders research different documents pertaining to the reconstruction era. They present their findings to the class in structured presentations and unstructured discussions. Students compare and contrast their findings about reconstruction in the North and the South.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans
Young scholars describe issues or problems facing African Americans following Reconstruction. They explain possible solutions to these problems suggested in the sources you find, and cite arguments for and against these solutions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads