The Fifteenth Amendment

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Post the collages about the classroom and have groups explain how their research inspired their creation
  • Incorporate the primary source set in a study of the Fifteenth Amendment, the Reconstruction Era, and/or during February's Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • If applicable, save the primary source set onto classroom computers
  • In addition to the primary sources, the packet includes a teaching guide with discussion questions and activities
  • None