This Reconstruction lesson has students evaluate Reconstruction from a political, economic, educational, and sociocultural perspective. There are four primary-source based stations that students will analyze--these can be done as a gallery walk or a stations activity, or just given as a packet. Analytical questions are provided for each document set, or students may use a graphic organizer to record information about each document set. Finally, students will write an essay evaluating the extent to which African Americans were free during Reconstruction and if Reconstruction was a success or a failure.
An answer key for the analytical questions is provided.