***Guided Notes for each section now included (in both MS WORD and PDF format)
This Reconstruction Unit can be downloaded in its entirety, or as individual lessons. The slides are filled with visuals, great textual information, loads of primary sources, maps, activities, mini-DBQs, timelines and much much more. The content is detailed below:
Part 1 (14 slides) - Freedom Amendments, including: the amendments on a timeline, the original text of the amendments, freedmen's bureau, Johnson's presidency, Johnson's impeachment, Johnson's legacy
Part 2 (12 slides) - The Ku Klux Klan, including: Three separate KKK movements on a timeline, background, development and activity of the KKK, decline of the KKK, pictures, primary source of KKK recruitment leaflet with writing prompts for analysis
Part 3 (15 slides) - The Black Codes, including: Black Codes on a timeline, background on the slave codes compared to the Black Codes, the purpose of the Black Codes, various examples of the Black Codes from 1865 Mississippi, a graphic organizer for students to summarize each sample section of the code
Part 4 (13 slides) - The Jim Crow Era, including: Jim Crow Era on a timeline, introduction to Jim Crow Laws, examples of public segregation, Plessy v Ferguson case, Booker T. Washington with mini-biography and relevant quotation, W.E.B. DuBois, Hiram Revels, 'separate but equal'
Part 5 (14 slides) - The Great Migration, including: Great Migration on a timeline, mapping the great migration, sharecropping in the south (blacks and whites), sharecropping on a map, movement to the North, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Apollo Theater