The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

March 26, 2020 to March 28, 2020
Teaching the Reconstruction Era

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The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

This is a two-day workshop. Participants are expected to attend both days. This workshop will only be held on March 26 and March 28, no professional development will take place for this workshop on March 27.

Day 1: March 26, 2020
04:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Day 2: March 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 rebuilding a society that had been divided by slavery and the political upheaval of war. Furthermore, we will consider how the legacies of Reconstruction, including unresolved tensions regarding the meaning of freedom, justice, equality and citizenship are still present today and continue to impact us in our racialized society. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Explore primary sources from the historical time period
  • Connect historical events, trends, and ideas to current issues
  • Experience and develop skills to effectively facilitate conversations about race
  • Explore themes such as historical memory, justice, and civic participation in a democracy
  • Learn Common Core-aligned literacy strategies
  • Receive a free copy of the Facing History resource The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
  • Receive lesson plans and strategies applicable for the classroom immediately

After this workshop you will: 

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement Facing History into your classroom
  • Gain access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
  • Be able to borrow class sets of books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
TBD - Los Angeles Area
March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020
4:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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