This powerpoint explains the three plans for Reconstruction including Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress. A link for a video explaining reconstruction in more detail is also included.
I have then created handouts for small groups to work in based on the Rigor and Relevance Framework. This will help you differentiate your lesson, or you may chose to only do one of the activities with your classroom as a whole, you pick how you wish to teach it.
The lesson contains work in Quadrants A, C, and D of the framework model, A being for your lower students, C your middle students, and D for your more advanced.
A activity the students are simply listing.
C activity the students are comparing and contrasting
D activity the students are constructing their own plan
I hope that you love this lesson.