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This unit introduces students to the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) of American history. Students will discover that Reconstruction failed to alter the South's social structure or its distribution of wealth and power. They will conclude through their research that legislation passed during this period eventually prevailed and brought a change of life for African-Americans and women.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify the restrictions placed on blacks by the Black Codes. Students will critique the plans for altering the South's social structure and distribution of wealth and power which disadvantaged African-Americans. Students will discuss legislature passed during the Reconstruction Era.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Textbook, posters, markers, glue, crayons
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, publishing software, word processing software, printer, LCD projector
Students must have studied the Civil War and must have experience using a word processor prior to this lesson. The teacher should bookmark the websites before the lesson.
The teacher will use the evaluation from the WebQuest to grade student advertisements. The teacher will grade students' journal entries for content accuracy.
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