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After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South

Lynchings, race riots, and Jim Crow laws were just a few examples of antagonism that African Americans faced after Emancipation. Class groups investigate these and other events, and prepare a presentation to inform the class about the results of their research.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the lesson by modeling the process of identifying a problem, doing keyword searches, and analyzing primary source documents
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should have experience analyzing primary source materials, searching databases, and understand how to stage a simulated Congress

  • The resource presents an overview of the project, includes links to all the required materials, and details the lesson procedure

  • No rubrics are included for the various projects