Antebellum Period Teacher Resources
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WebQuest Lesson Plan:KWEST TV Investigative Report: How Sharecropping Was Used to Keep Freed Slaves on the Farm
7th - 12th
Students, after reading the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, research sharecropping. They write a script that includes factual information and then create a video, dramatic presenation or Power Point and present.
Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young historians practice in-depth, quality analysis of primary source texts in this three-lesson unit, which examines excerpts from the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Caleb Bingham.
A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction, 1865-1877
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The transition between rebellion to reunification was not smooth after the Civil War. Young historians compare primary and secondary source documents in a study of the Reconstruction era in Virginia, noting the rights that were not...