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156 reviewed resources for reconstruction and blacks

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The Fears of Black Americans during and after Reconstruction

For Students 6th - 8th
In this segregation study guide instructional activity, learners discover details regarding the fears of Black Americans following Reconstruction. Students read 3 sections of information and examine photographs.
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A Lesson on Reconstruction Legislation and Amendments

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the legislation and Amendments of Reconstruction period in America. For this Reconstruction lesson, students work in groups to dissect the Black Codes, an article in the US Constitution, as well as the 13th, 14th, and 15th...
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Reconstruction in Post-Civil War Kentucky

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students relate information and make connections regarding how Kentuckians, black and white, were affected economically, socially, politically, and geographically by the Civil War. They pretend to be guests on a talk show being interviewed.
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The People of Reconstruction

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders interpret historical pictures. In this lesson students discuss key people from the Reconstruction period. The students analyze the impact of Reconstruction on American life. Students create their own depiction of a...
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Why Was It Difficult To "reconstruct the South"?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine problems faced by the states of the Confederacy following the Civil war. They predict how Lincoln wanted to handle the problem of reconstruction by listening to his words. They describe conditions in the South...
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Chapter 8: Reconstruction

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Reconstruction instructional activity, students read assigned textbook pages regarding Reconstruction plans and respond to 44 short answer questions.  
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Reconstruction

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students describe the period of Reconstruction. Then students describe the concept of sharecropping. They complete a vocabulary prediction confirmation activity for the vocabulary words from the passage.
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Three Visions for African Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history lesson, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus...
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The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this Reconstruction Era lesson, students read and analyze 4 Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourteenth Amendment and determine how the decisions impacted...
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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“‘The Negroes’ Temporary Farewell,” Jim Crow and the Exclusion of African Americans from Congress, 1887–1929

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Despite some advances made during the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, the period from 1887 through 1929, African Americans serving in Congress suffered severe setbacks due to Jim Crow Laws and voter suppression. Class members...
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Post-Civil War America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The physical and economic depression of the post-war South was discouraging to Southerners. Reconstruction was inevitable but exhausting. Learn about life in the South after the war. This resource provides a lot of education, but it...
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Reconstruction (1865–1877)

For Students 8th - 12th
For this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of Reconstruction following the American Civil War.
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Defining Freedom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Confederate states. The Thirteenth Amendment banned slavery in the United States. However, neither document defined freedom. The second instructional activity in the Reconstruction Era...
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Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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ESL Conversation: Reconstructing an Interview with Mr. X

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ESL conversation worksheet, students use the 20 answers given here to reconstruct an interview with Mr. X. Students provide the questions that would have been asked.
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Did African American Lives Improve After Slavery?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The Civil War made slavery illegal, but all ex-slaves were not totally free. Scholars visit eight different classroom stations to uncover life during the Reconstruction Era in America. Groups discover items such as Black Codes, 13th,...
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Life as a Liberated People

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine having no control over your life and then suddenly having to provide for yourself. Such was the challenge faced by many American slaves after emancipation. Class members are asked to consider these challenges are they examine...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Groups select a photograph from one of the four eras of African Americans in Congress and develop a five-minute presentation that provides background information about the image as well as its historical significance. The class compares...
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Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Exploring the Lives of Black Women During the 19th Century

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils learn how to read and interpret various primary and secondary sources and how to use them to draw conclusions about the issues that the authors faced during the nineteenth century. They read historical narratives imaginatively...
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Reconstruction and the 1868 South Carolina Constitution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students, through lecture and group discussion, explore the American Civil War Reconstruction and how it affected the development of the 1868 Constitution of South Carolina. They discuss its impact on South Carolina even today.
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The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a...
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
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Rosa Parks Changed the Rules

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the bus.

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