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? This online course introduces educators to our new resource, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy, which provides a close examination of the social and moral dilemmas Americans faced after the Civil War and the construction of American identity.

Scholarships available (see below).

We will have six week-long online sessions starting on February 23, which require approximately 4 hours of online work per session. Course length is six sessions over six weeks; Course sessions begin each Thursday; Sessions include a variety of activities, including reading source materials, watching video clips, journalling, and participating in facilitated discussions. 

The registration deadline for this event is February 15, 2017.  

In this course you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics including historical memory, justice, and civic participation in a democracy
  • Receive a free copy of The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

After participating in this course you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
  • 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 online tools
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

Participants are required to complete four hours of independent online work per week.

If you have any questions about the course or scholarships, please contact [email protected].


Register for both online and face to face sessions.

Register below for the online session only.

2.23.17 - 3.29.17

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