Reconstruction: Virginia Studies Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills! Everything you need to teach a unit about VS.8 can be found here! Included:
+ 4 Detailed Lesson Plans: Lessons cover topics relating to Virginia during and after Reconstruction such as—
- The problems Virginia faced during Reconstruction
- Efforts made to resolve problems during Reconstruction (The Freedmen’s Bureau and sharecropping)
- How African Americans gained rights during Reconstruction and lost many of those rights because of Jim Crow laws
- The effects of Jim Crow laws on African Americans and American Indians
- The effects of segregation and discrimination on Virginians
- How the railroad, cities, and new industries contributed to the growth of Virginia after Reconstruction
+ 14 Worksheets
+ 6 Timeline Cards
+ 4 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
+ 4 Hands-On Activities: Hands-on activities include activities such as a sharecropping simulation game and creating a brochure for Virginia.
+ 3 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 2 Writing Activities
+ 1 Group Activity
+ Final Test
+ Suggested Timeline for Completing Activities
+ Answer Keys for All Activities
Students will become fully immersed in learning about Virginia during and after Reconstruction as they complete hands-on activities, watch video clips, and research past events!
This unit is specifically aligned with Virginia Studies SOL VS.8. The unit has been updated to reflect the 2015 changes to the standard.
The following products are included in this unit:
Reconstruction: Virginia Studies 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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