To create this assessment, I went through all of NYS old 8th grade exams, and pulled every question related to 8.1 Reconstruction. Question types range from DBQ, multiple choice, political cartoons, central idea, graphs and charts, and general economics.
Multiple choice questions have been grouped together by theme. Students will notice that the questions can be similar, and this then turns into an excellent time to discuss test strategies while reviewing the test once they are graded and returned.
This particular assessment includes ten vocab matching, and 13 multiple choice. Oddly, NYS did not ask any DBQ questions on Reconstruction!
To help students review a crossword puzzle and study guide have been included. To offer additional resources a vocab Quizlet link, and a Kahoot review game with 10 questions from the test have also been included with the answer key!
Some vocab includes: 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Poll Tax, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Freedman’s Bureau, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow…
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