This African Americans After the Civil War lesson plan also includes:
- African American After the Civil War (.html)
- Curriculum Goals for High School
- You Be the Historians!
- “A Bleak Future for Freedmen”:
- Report of the Board of Education for Freedmen, Department of the Gulf
- “Our Country is now in a Disturbed Condition”
- Southern Resistance
- Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Alabama, 1866
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Young historians learn what life was like in the South during the Reconstruction era. They complete hands-on-activities and participate in group discussion to understand how experiences varied between African Americans and white Southerners. Among other topics, they explore how the end of slavery caused changes to large plantations.
- Have scholars create images of life during the Reconstruction era
- Compare experiences for African Americans and white Southerners after the Civil War
- Presumes a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
- Lesson provides an extension activity to expand learning
- The resource introduces the use of primary sources for elementary students