Lesson details

Grade
8, 11
Subject

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Topic

Civil War and Reconstruction

Inquiry-Based Literacy

Reading - Informational Text

Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism

Subtopic

Employ a critical stance

Explore, collaborate, analyze

Language, Craft, and Structure-Analyze/evaluate argument/claims

Post Reconstruction Period and the Effect on African Americans

Reconstruction Ends

The Challenge of Freedom

Recommended Technology: 

Smartboard
Internet
Chromebook/laptop

Tell Them We Are Rising: Successes and Failures of Reconstruction for People of Color

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will determine major educational, social and political issues or problems facing African Americans following Reconstruction.  Students will analyze the successes and failures of such institutions developed and evaluate their impact in the twenty-first century.

Essential Question: 

Essential Question: Determine if Historically Black Colleges and Universities were successful or not in creating political, social and educational opportunities for African Americans post Reconstruction?

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