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Reconstruction Unit

Unit Overview

Students will look at the fallout of the Civil War, the Lincoln Assassination, situation of freed slaves, laws that were passed and how Reconstruction ended.

Materials and Resources

  1. Student Chromebooks for notes
  2. PowerPoint presentations
  3. Reconstruction Video Questions Worksheet
  4. "The First Moments of Freedom" Handout
  5. Plessy vs. Ferguson Handout
  6. Reconstruction Study Guide
  7. Reconstruction Test
  8. John Wilkes Booth Persuasive Essay Assignment
  9. John Wilkes Booth Handouts for Essay
  10. Decoded Episode for Essay

Academic Vocabulary

Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Assassination
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
Appomattox
Reconstruction
Suffrage
13th Amendment
14th Amendment
15th Amendment
Radical Republicans
Andrew Johnson
Impeachment
Segregation
Carpetbagger
Copperhead
Jim Crow
Racial Etiquette
Black Codes
KKK
Exodusters
Great Migration
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. du Bois
Compromise of 1877
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Summative Assessment

Reconstruction Test to evaluate student learning of content at the end of the unit
John Wilkes Booth Essay to develop and evaluate students' ability to write and organize persuasive essays.

Notes Quiz 1
Notes Quiz 2
Unit Study Guide
Unit Test

 

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