This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand how the nation was rebuilt during Reconstruction (Freedmen's Bureau, sharecropping). Students are asked to study images of the nation's recovery in action, then write captions for a newspaper to demonstrate their understanding. This Reconstruction activity can be used by itself, but works even better with the three-part series on Reconstruction now available in a bundle set at our store, Primary Source. Part I asks students to determine what kind of assistance people would need to get back on their feet again. Part III asks students to consider if Reconstruction worked when presented with the advent of Jim Crow laws and voting restrictions intended to disenfranchise black men. 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