The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

Teaching the Reconstruction Era

The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

This seminar, which will be conducted in a blended learning format of 2 days face-to-face and online components before and after, explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

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.

This seminar is particularly relevant for 8th grade and 11th grade US History teachers.


In this seminar you will:

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

  • Explore topics such as race in America, equality, justice, freedom and citizenship

  • Receive a free copy of Facing History's teaching guide: The Reconstruction Era & 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


To register:

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
Room 401
San Diego, CA 92111-7319
United States
3.21.17 - 3.22.17
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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