Lesson details


Social Studies


Reconstruction (5)


Reconstruction Amendments

Recommended Technology: 

None needed, but software could be used to complete the flip-book.

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • LCD projector
  • Laptop
  • Chart Paper
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencils
  • Student scissors
  • Writing journal
  • 12" x 18" drawing paper
  • Pattern blocks
  • Fifth grade social studies textbook

What Price Freedom! Civil War & Reconstruction

3-4 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will discover the meaning of Reconstruction through hands-on activities.The teacher will use the book Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, Harriet Gillem Robinet and Wendell Minor, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, NY, 1998, as a read aloud for the duration of this lesson or until completed.


Essential Question: 

How did life for African Americans in South Carolina change, yet stay the same, during Reconstruction?

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