The Freedmen's Bureau: Success or Failure?
Students analyze causation concerning Reconstruction policy. They evaluate the success of the Freed men's Bureau concerning land distribution. They examine several documents relating to the Freedmen's Bureau's goal of providing land for freedmen.
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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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inform your class about foreign policy during the Reagan administration. The resource includes a reading passage that gives an overview of foreign policy decisions made during the Reagan administration and nine questions for pupils to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Freedom During the Reconstruction
Young scholars debate whether African Americans were free during Reconstruction. In this debate lesson, students use primary documents to support their argument as to whether African American were free during the Reconstruction period....
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Easily broken into pieces for several class sessions, this presentation is a great way to transition your class out of a Civil War unit and closer to the 20th century. Engaging photographs, including relevant maps and humorous political...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Education of Freedmen...and Women and Children
Students examine political debate surrounding Freedmen's Bureau, use primary sources to explore trials and successes of effort to educate newly-freed slaves of all ages, research reasons for creation of Freedmen's Bureau, discuss...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History