Race Society and Democracy during the Reconstruction Era

Teaching the Reconstruction Era

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Race Society and Democracy during the Reconstruction Era

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How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? What role does race, gender, and geography play in reconstructing a democratic society? 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 with particular attention to the legacies of the time period.

In this workshop you will discover new interdisciplinary strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills, explore themes such as historic memory, justice, and civic participation in a democracy and receive a free copy of our resource, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.

After this workshop 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


First Parish Church Brookline
382 Walnut Street
Brookline, MA 02445
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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