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This video worksheet allows students learn about the real story of Newton Knight and the Free State of Jones in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The video clip is only 30 minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a complement to any lecture on the Civil War and Reconstruction in particular. The worksheet helps students understand the complicated story of Newton Knight and the problems that he and his family faced during and after the Civil War. The video is great for visual learners and helps break up class time so students are more focused throughout the entire period.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is hand out the worksheet to the students and play the video from the following website below. You can also download the video right to your computer from the website.
The worksheet is labeled (Free State of Jones and Newt Knight (Civil War and Reconstruction Video Worksheet)
Students watch the video and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 18 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. A QR code is also included for students. I recommend pausing the video at times to allow students to reflect and answer questions. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.