Contextualizing Confederate Monuments: A Free Teach For Justice Lesson

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9th - 12th
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In this lesson, students will critically examine the legacy of the Civil War in American public life by studying the context of Confederate monuments. Students will consider when and why monuments were built, use graphs and maps to analyze their place in our public space, and reflect on how we should feel about and react to Confederate monuments in the modern day.  

The lesson is a part of the unit Re-Envisioning the Legacy of the Civil War, also available on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is designed to be implemented in 1-2 class periods, though it is also designed to be flexible to fit your classroom. All lessons are available digitally or in paper format, and include options for extension and accommodations to support all students.

This unit was developed with support from Teachers Pay Teachers as part of their Teach for Justice grant program.

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