Freedmen's Bureau Teacher Resources
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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...
5th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
New ReviewWho gets to vote? Learn more about struggles for suffrage throughout United States history with a lesson based on primary source documents. Middle schoolers debate the importance of women's suffrage and African American suffrage before...
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The Plight of Four Million Newly Emancipated Slaves: Reconstruction - 1865-1877
Students study the Reconstruction Era after the US Civil War. In this Reconstruction lesson set, students examine the problems that were encountered by the South after the Civil War, look at different plans for Reconstruction, and...
Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NC
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...
8th CCSS: Adaptable
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. For this Civil War lesson, students compare and contrast the lives of slave and free women, and discuss case studies, locating areas on a map. Students...
7th - 9th