The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

Teaching the Reconstruction Era

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The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.

Recommended for 7th-12th grade English, History, and Humanities teachers.


In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills

  • Explore topics such as reconstruction, democracy, bias, and justice.

  • Receive a free copy of The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy


After this seminar you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia

  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost


Illinois educators can earn 21 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. 

Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all costs except a $30 registration fee, payable upon acceptance. 

For questions regarding this professional development opportunity, please email [email protected].

Chicago, IL
7.17.17 - 7.19.17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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