This is a chance for your argumentative students and your smooth-talkers to shine. In this activity, students are assigned to one of SIX different groups who will debate the terms of Reconstruction in the South. Roles include President Johnson, Confederate leaders, etc.. This product includes different worksheet for each role that will help students prepare for the debate and then summarize the key points of the debate afterward. There is also a writing opportunity at the end for students to make personal connections to what was said. Detailed lesson plans, a summary/talking points of each role to be played is also included. Finally, there is a simple-to-use rubric that will allow you to easily calculate a grade for each student. (19 Pages) PLEASE PROVIDE A RATING AND FEEDBACK FOR THIS PRODUCT. I ALWAYS READ AND APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.