Unit: America's Reconstruction

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After the Civil War, America began the rebuilding of a nation. This unit explores the attempts by the government to bring together a broken union, deal with racial issues, and protect individuals who had been discriminated against since before American independence. This unit also takes a close look at the shortfalls of Reconstruction and how the policies of the federal government and the Jim Crow Laws of Southern states set up a century of discrimination in many parts of the country.

Lessons

Lesson 1 - 13, 14, 15, Amendments Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT identify and analyze the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain the concept of due process of law.

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Lesson 2 - Freedmen's Bureau Resources: 9

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain the purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain what services the Freedmen’s Bureau offered.

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Lesson 3 - Sharecropping Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe and analyze how sharecropping hurt the freed slaves.

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Lesson 4 - Jim Crow Laws and Discrimination Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how Reconstruction ended with the start of the Jim Crow Laws. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to explain what the Jim Crow laws were, and how they hurt African Americans in the South.

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Lesson 5 - Reconstruction Exam Resources: 2

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display what they know about Reconstruction through a written exam.

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Unit Resources

Reconstruction Unit - Lesson 1 - 13, 14, 15, Amendments - PowerPoint   Smart Board
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