To understand how African Americans experienced both gains and setbacks in their struggle for equality between 1865 and the early 1900s.
1 class period
In this activity, students read through a series of sentences about African Americans' struggle for equal rights. Class members must fill in the blank in each statement by rearranging scrambled letters to form a key word, name, or term.
The sentences are arranged into the following sections:
• New Amendments
• Freedmen's Bureau
• New Southern State Governments and the Black Codes
• Ku Klux Klan
• Reconstruction Governments
• Southern Democrats Regain Power
• Setbacks for Black Americans
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.