The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

Teaching the Reconstruction Era
New Jersey

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The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

How does a society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma?  We will explore this significant period in U.S. History from the promise of interracial democracy to the emergence of Jim Crow.  Themes of identity, membership, individual and group choice, responsibility and denial will assist in understanding Reconstruction's legacy today.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics of history in the wake of the Civil War addressing questions of freedom, justice, equality, and citizenship that are at the heart of the Reconstruction. 
  • Receive a free copy of Reconstruction: The Fragility of Democracy

After this seminar you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you plan and 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.

Space is limited; registration does not guarantee admission. You may be contacted by a Facing History staff member to discuss your application. Scholarships are available.

CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
7.9.18 - 7.12.18
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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