I use this Reconstruction Puzzle to introduce, teach, and review my unit over the time period following the Civil War.
Your students will learn and review some the words from the Reconstruction period. This small tool can provide a number of teaching opportunities. You and your students will enjoy this puzzle's versatility.
I print out these puzzles on card stock or laminate them so they last longer, and cut it out. Occasionally I'll have the students cut them out to save time and also it allows them to review. I put each of the pieces in their own little bag. Then I pass out each bag to the students. I will use this puzzle periodically throughout my units. The first time I will give the students 5-10 minutes to see how much they can do. Then I'll shorten the time as we learn more about it. By the end of my unit I have puzzle races and time the students. I record their times and push them to try and beat them.
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