To become familiar with major events and long term effect of the Reconstruction Period of American history.
1 class period
Students will begin this lesson by reading an outline that summarizes major events of the Reconstruction Period. As they read through the information, students should underline or highlight key words, names, terms, and ideas. The outline includes the following sections:
• Lincoln's Plan for Reconstruction
• Johnson's Plan for Reconstruction
• Congress takes control of Reconstruction
• Reconstruction governments were opposed by Southern whites
• The period of Reconstruction had both positive and negative effects on the South
The class will then be divided into two teams to compete against each other in a fun JEOPARDY game about Reconstruction. Questions asked during the game are based on facts given on the outline.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
I use several JEOPARDY games during the school year to help students learn. Each time my students have walked into class and seen JEOPARDY categories on the board, they get excited. The competition in these games makes social studies class a lot of fun!
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Review Game: Jeopardy