This is a great two - three day activity sheet that delves into the Reconstruction time period. The first day can delve into the word Reconstruction as well as the amendments and the following day can be the effects of how African Americans were treated during the time period.
This is a lesson which can be separated into two days, one day focuses on what led to the Reconstruction time period following the Civil War and the next day can focus on the effects and advertises African Americans faced.
The do now will focus on students filling out a see, think, wonder organizer to activate prior knowledge about what they remember about the Civil War and Reconstruction time periods.
Students will then examine what the term reconstruction means and dive into the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. Students will be required to answer a series of guided questions that correspond to the reading.
This lesson will act as a bridge to what led to the Reconstruction and the effects.
The do now activity includes a visual of the Freedman's Bureau and asks students to consider what was an effect of Reconstruction. The responses will vary.
The next activity will include a series of documents which include segregation under the Jim Crow Laws and Poll Taxes and Literacy Exams. Students will answer a series of guided questions and answer an exit ticket which summarizes both lessons.
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