This powerful lesson on the Wilmington Insurrection (or coup d'état) is presented as a case study analysis for what happened in the South after the end of Reconstruction.
In 1898, a violent mob overthrew the legitimately elected local government in Wilmington, the only successful coup in US History.
The download features a complete lesson plan for your classroom. It begins with a warm up activity to help students understand the differences between a riot, uprising, coup d’état, and insurrection.
Students then receive a 2-page source analysis worksheet that use for analyzing the 8 sets of primary sources.
The primary sources all include descriptive captions that explain the sources in context and help students understand what happened in Wilmington and why.
The sources can be analyzed in groups, individually, at stations, as a gallery walk, or at student desks.
There are also editable Google Slides and Google Docs versions included for use online.
The lesson plan details how to use all the resources ion your classroom and also features links to online sources and videos for extension.
A complete answer key is also included for your convenience.
This resource can also be downloaded as part of my Reconstruction Unit Plan Bundle!
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