The Reconstruction era, most commonly viewed as the period from 1865 to 1877, was a monumental struggle for freedom and democracy in the face of violent backlash. The study of the Reconstruction era in American history is essential to an understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today.
During this webinar, you will examine the significant period in US history with examples from our upcoming online course on Reconstruction, A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era. You will be introduced to teaching about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.
In this webinar, you will:
Learn how you can plan and implement a unit of study, built on the Facing History methodology, that focuses on the Reconstruction era of American history and the challenges of creating a just democracy in a time of deep division
Use historical and contemporary examples to develop students’ understanding of Reconstruction’s legacy and the importance of presenting an accurate account of this era
Use new teaching strategies that help students interrogate texts, write and think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully