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In this lesson, students will learn the history of this group of patriotic, but little-known African American soldiers that were organized in the mid-1800s, right after the Civil War.  Two different divisions, the 9thand 10th Regiments of the U.S. Calvary [Calvary=Army soldiers who ride horses]...more

Grade:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Civil War and Reconstruction
Subtopic:
Post Reconstruction Period and the Effect on African Americans
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

The students will be able to create a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation about the influence of the Reconstruction Policy in relation to the Freedmen’s Bureau, Lincoln’s Reconstruction Plan, Congress’ Reconstruction Plan, the 13th amendment, 14th amendment, 15th amendment, small farmers, and...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism, Writing
Subtopic:
Acknowledge/value thinking, Employ a critical stance, Examine context to broaden inquiry, Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources, Meaning and Context-Cite evidence to support analysis, Meaning and Context-Consider viewpoints of others, Meaning and Context-Engage in a range of collaborative discussions, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning and Context-Prepare for and engage in conversations, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Meaning and Context-Summarize details to support central ideas, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write informative/explanatory text, Organize/categorize information, The Challenge of Freedom
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

The Progressive Movement marked a period of great change in society and increased involvement of American government in the regulation of American society. Today, people still debate the role of government and government regulation in American life. more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual & Performing Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism
Subtopic:
Acknowledge/value thinking, Develop inquiry plan, Employ a critical stance, Examine context to broaden inquiry, Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources, Language, Craft and Structure-Incoporate craft techniques, Language, Craft, and Structure-Analyze/evaluate argument/claims, Meaning and Context-Consider viewpoints of others, Meaning and Context-Engage in a range of collaborative discussions, Meaning and Context-Prepare for and engage in conversations, Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Organize/categorize information, The Progressive Movement
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will research and describe the events and historical figures that were integral to the Solid South’s shift from supporting the Democratic Party to supporting the Republican Party. Students have studied the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, as well as events and figures of the Civil...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries, Reading - Informational Text, Writing
Subtopic:
Acknowledge/value thinking, Develop inquiry plan, Employ a critical stance, Examine context to broaden inquiry, Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources, Language, Craft, and Structure-Analyze/evaluate argument/claims, Language, Craft, and Structure-Determine/assess author's perspective/purpose, Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions, Meaning and Context-Analyze/evaluate credibility/accuracy of information, Meaning and Context-Cite evidence to support analysis, Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write argument text, Organize/categorize information, The Solid South Shifts
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

 The Students will be able to analyze political cartoons about a variety of citizens of South Carolina during the Reconstruction Period while noting the social class, race, gender, and age differences within the political cartoons in order to gain the skill to create their own political cartoon...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
The Civil War
Subtopic:
The War at Home
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Every day we are all bombarded with events, that together, form our daily lives. These events affect our lives in small and large ways. Often, simultaneous events overlap, which compound the effect of independent events making the effect more devastating. In South Carolina OVERPRODUCTION...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual & Performing Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism, Writing
Subtopic:
Develop inquiry plan, Examine context to broaden inquiry, Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources, Language, Craft and Structure-Select/employ craft techniques, Meaning and Context-Cite evidence to support analysis, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Develop/strengthen writing using the writing process, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Introduce claims, distinguish from alternate/opposing claims, organize reasons/evidence, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Provide conclusion that supports argument, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Support claims with logical, accurate, credible sources, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Use organizational structure in argument text, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Use relevant information from multiple print/multimedia sources, Organize/categorize information, The Tilman Era, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Every day we are all bombarded with events, that together, form our daily lives. These events affect our lives in small and large ways. Often, simultaneous events overlap, which compound the effect of independent events making the effect more devastating. Seeing the historical events as...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism
Subtopic:
Determine disciplinary tool and develop plan, Develop inquiry plan, Employ a critical stance, Examine context to broaden inquiry, Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources, Language, Craft and Structure-Consider audience for presentation, Language, Craft and Structure-Select/employ craft techniques, Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary, Organize/categorize information, The Tilman Era
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

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...more

Grade:
5
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Reconstruction (5)
Subtopic:
Reconstruction Amendments
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.