This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand the purpose of the three amendments (13th, 14th, and 15th) made to the Constitution during Reconstruction. Students are asked to define the amendments in their own words, then match a primary source document to the amendment. A worksheet, three large format primary sources for projection, and cuttable icons are included. This activity can be used by itself, but works even better with Reconstruction Amendments Part II, an extension activity that asks students to examine the Southern reaction to the amendments. Both lessons are now available in a bundle set at our store, Primary Source. All lessons incorporate high quality primary sources. Please be sure to rate this activity when you use it! We really appreciate your feedback.
•This activity can be used as a formative assessment
•This activity can be completed individually or in pairs
•This activity works well in an interactive notebook
•This activity is compatible with the Common Core Standards
•This activity includes background information for teachers