This unit takes students on a WebQuest exploring the struggles of African Americans to achieve equality after the Civil War.
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American Civil War Jim Crow Laws John Brown differences between North and South student-facing
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SOC.7-8.6.III.1: Social Studies
To understand how the Civil War affected the development of the postwar United States and influenced other countries
SOC.7-8.6.III.2: Social Studies
To describe how ordinary people and famous historic figures in the local community, the State, and the United States have advanced fundamental democratic values, beliefs, and traditions expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the New York State and United States constitutions, the Bill of Rights, and other important historic documents
SOC.7-8.6.III.3: Social Studies
To consider the sources of historic documents, narratives, or artifacts and evaluate their reliability
SOC.7-8.6.III.4: Social Studies
To value the principles, ideals, and core values of the American democratic system based upon the premises of human dignity, liberty, justice, and equality
SOC.7-8.6.III.5: Social Studies
To analyze the role played by the United States in international politics, past and present
This activity allows students to explore the history and effects of the movement from Black Codes to Jim Crow laws that took place once the American Civil War ended by using various web resources to answer questions in this guided WebQuest activity.