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Reconstruction Unit | 12 Resources for Lincoln, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, and MORE

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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In this highly-engaging Reconstruction Unit, you will receive 12 resources and activities on Reconstruction, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Jim Crow laws, the Black Codes, the creation of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more! Instead of spending almost $40 buying these lessons separately, buy this bundle and save an additional 20%!

In teaching Reconstruction, these 12 lessons and activities can be used as a stand-alone unit, or the resources can be used to supplement your current way of teaching Reconstruction! As an added bonus, each of these 11 resources includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!

The 11 lessons you receive as part of the Reconstruction bundle are:

✔ 1.) Reconstruction and its Competing Plans: Whose Should Be Followed?

✔ 2.) Wade-Davis Bill and Reconstruction! Students analyze the Wade-Davis Bill!

✔ 3.) Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th, 15th and the Southern Response!

✔ 4.) Black Codes Primary Source Reading

✔ 5.) Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Johnson, Reconstruction, & the Impeachment Trial!

✔ 6.) Sharecropping Primary Source Contract | Pull out the Unfair Clauses

✔ 7.) *NEW* From the Words of a Sharecropper Primary Source Analysis

✔ 8.) The Ku Klux Klan Student Investigation!

✔ 9.) The Assassination of President Lincoln - A CSI Investigation on Booth's Plan!

✔ 10.) Jim Crow Laws: Students learn the origin & compare to Black Codes! 3 Activities!

✔ 11.) American Reconstruction Unit Test! Assessment over Post-Civil War America!

✔ 12.) Reconstruction Era "I Can" Statements & Learning Goals! Post-Civil War Goals!

The Reconstruction Unit is bundled with the much larger American History Super Unit Version 3/4, located here:

The American History Super Unit: Version 3/4!

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Supplement the Reconstruction Unit with these awesome accessory resources:

African American Heroes in Reconstruction | Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Robert Smalls, Blanche Bruce, and Josiah Walls!

Reconstruction Guided Unit PowerPoint!

Reconstruction Interactive Notebook! Engaging Resource on US Reconstruction!

Reconstruction Trivia! Students Review Reconstruction with Jeopardy-like game!

Reconstruction DIFFERENTIATED Primary Source Activities!


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By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claims.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.


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