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156 reviewed resources for reconstruction and blacks

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Ida B. Wells and Anti-Lynching Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A packet of 13 primary sources provides young historians with insight into the anti-lynching activism of civil rights Ida B. Wells. Included are images of Wells, her letters, a political cartoon, newspaper lynching announcements, and a...
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The Causes of Prohibition

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the origins of the Prohibition Movement in the United States. In small groups, they analyze the influence of World War I in the passage of the eighteenth amendment. Students explain how different demographics of...
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Making Democracy Work for Everyone, 1877-1904

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate the culture of the post Reconstruction South. They participate in a jigsaw research activity, conduct Internet research on an assigned topic, and write a report to present to the class.
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Realizing the Dream: Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the Jim Crow Laws in the computer lab and continue their research on a black person in history by using the research outline. In this research lesson plan, 6th graders also identify fiction and non fiction books.
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Black Voices of the Peedee: Three Prominent Citizens

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research black citizens of the Peedee region. In this social studies instructional activity, students discuss the significant contributions in local and state politics as well as the adversity they had to overcome.
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The Black Hawk War-Reconstructing "Stillman's Run"

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare several eyewitness accounts of Stillman's Run, and discuss how a historian might use them. They act as historians and try to reconstruct what happened during Stillman's Run from the eyewitness accounts.
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The Impact of the Jim Crow Era on Education, 1877–1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Even though American slaves were officially emancipated in 1865, the effects of slavery perpetuated throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Middle and high schoolers learn about the ways that discrimination and the Jim Crow laws...
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Group Project: Freedom Parade

For Students 5th Standards
Parades are a great way to celebrate. Get young historians into the festivities by asking them to create an informational float for a Freedom Parade. Picking a topic from the provided list or suggesting one of their own, class members...
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The U.S. Civil War in Ten Minutes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know the Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all of the slaves? What other facts are you cloudy on regarding the Civil War? Watch this teacher's quick, ten-minute account on the Civil War. While no visual aids, graphs, or maps...
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Black Soldiers in the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how a history of slavery distinguishes American society from other societies. They study posters and documents from different eras in our history which document the practice of slavery, and civil rights violations.
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What if YOU Lived During Jim Crow?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians envision what life was like for African Americans living in the Jim Crow South through hands-on, experiential activities. 
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The Fifteenth Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fifteen primary sources provide a context for a study of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The packet captures the excitement for the changes promised by the amendment as well as the backlash against it.
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Discover the Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an extraordinary woman, no matter the time period. Academics research the life and achievements of Mrs. Cary, who was born a free African American in 1823. The lesson uses primary sources, worksheets, written...
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Reconstruction: "Healing Wounds, Mending Fences"

For Teachers 5th
Students examine material on the Civil War Era to develop an understanding of the major issues that were resolved. This six lessons unit provides a closer glimpse into our nation's political and ethical history.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their eyes Were Watching God has been highly praised and severely criticized for its depiction of African American folk culture. A set of primary source materials, including photographs, articles, essays, and...
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Have Minorities Gained Acceptance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students cite evidence gathered from magazines about how much Blacks are accepted into the mainstream of American life. They support their conclusions by writing an answer to an essay question.
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Civil Rights Activity Book

For Students 4th - 6th
An activity booklet includes a timeline of the movement, a song, and various informational reading passages on leaders, events, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Washington DC. Reading response questions and word puzzles are sure to...
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Sanctuary: Quail Island Banks

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore visual arts by examining a diorama in class. In this geography lesson, students examine an island off the coast of New Zealand and identify the physical attributes of the land. Students answer study questions regarding...
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation instructional activity, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators,...
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The Cotillion or One Good Bull is Half the Herd, a Black Arts Movement novel by John O. Killens

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study late twentieth-century African American satirical literature as well as its cultural antecedents. they analyze and discuss, within the contexts of race and gender, the social criticism of the middle classes presented by...
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OK in Oklahoma? All-Black Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils read to discover the African-American migration to Oklahoma following the Civil War and the eventual settlements of thirty-two all-black towns. To present their findings, students will write position papers and participate in oral...
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Strategies for Change: A Debate Among Four African American Leaders

For Students 8th - 12th
In this social justice instructional activity, students select one of the 4 listed African-American advocates listed to role play in a Reconstruction debate. Students respond to 5 short answer questions to help them prepare for the debate.
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Integration of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the history of Civil Rights and how the struggle for Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction, transformed society and politics in the United States in the 1950s. Then they identify why American Schools are integrated...
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Negro Leagues Baseball and the Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine historical law and its impact on Negro Leagues Baseball and Black Americans. Students identify and research laws contributing to segregation or integration, and choose one law to reenact in a historically accurate...

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