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Allow your students to discover more about the FREEDMEN and NEGRO SUFFRAGE using this Primary Source activity.
Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills.
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DESCRIPTION: Eight scenes: 1. Jury of Whites and Blacks. 2. Freedman discharged for voting the Radical ticket. 3. Scene in Registration office, Macon, Ga. 4. Potential arguments to the Freedman for his vote. 5. Freedmen ... New Orleans. 6. Reading the Government order of Rights and Privileges to the Freedmen. 7. Congratulating each other on the successful result of the election. 8. Discussing the merits of the candidates.
African Americans--Political activity--Southern States--1860-1870 Political elections--Southern States--1860-1870 Freedmen--Southern States--1860-1870
This cross curricular, differentiated activity is designed to reach the varying learning levels of all students by allowing them to respond to the primary source and choose the questions they would like to answer.