Reconstruction and Life After Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills! Everything you need to teach a unit on Reconstruction and the years following Reconstruction can be found in this 2 ½ week, 106-page unit! Included:
+ 8 Detailed Lesson Plans: Lessons cover topics related to Reconstruction and American life after Reconstruction such as—
- leaders of reconstruction
- the Reconstruction amendments and major policies
- the effects of Reconstruction on the North, the South, and African Americans
- what caused Reconstruction to end
- southern laws that affected African Americans such as Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws
- the rise of American cities and immigration
- industrialization and captains of industry
- reasons for westward expansion and how it affected American Indians
- 18th and 19th Amendments
All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Lesson plans include step-by-step instructions and video links.
+ 9 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
+ 17 Worksheets
+ 4 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 4 Group Activities
+ 2 Foldables
+ 2 Games
+ 15 Timeline Cards
+ Final Test
+ Suggested Timeline for Completing Activities
+ Answer Keys for All Activities
Students will become fully immersed in learning about Reconstruction as they complete hands-on activities, watch video clips, and research past events!
While this unit is specifically aligned with Virginia U.S. History SOLs USII.3 and USII.4, it also closely matches the standards for Reconstruction and the years following Reconstruction for most U.S. History standards.
The following product is included in this unit:
Reconstruction and Life After Passages and Questions
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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