? This is a unit that focuses on the Reconstruction Period (1865-1877). This topic of study takes places after the Civil War, so therefore, it is critical that students have a thorough understanding of the important terms, historical figures, and events that took place over this period of time. This course of study will include government policies that influence the social, economic, and political aspects of life for African-Americans during the Reconstruction period. In addition, students will be introduced to specific terms that will reinforce the essence of this topic- Why is accepting diversity important to sustaining our society? Racial discrimination was a key part of the hindrance of progress and growth of our nation during this time. The long-term effects were inequality, poverty, and social and political unrest.


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8




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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2010-05-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is well-organized and thoughtful unit on Reconstruction. It includes overarching, essential, and guiding questions as well as standards and procedures. Throughout the unit, students learn key terms, compare and contrast Lincoln and Johnson, examine the effects of Reconstruction, and participate in activities on other historical and current issues relating to racism and stereotypes. It should be noted that while all of the student lessons are described, the resource does not include handouts or other materials necessary to implement the lesson.

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