How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable?
The study of the Reconstruction Era in American history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. 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.
In this workshop you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
Explore themes such as historical memory, justice and civic participation in a democracy
Receive a free copy of 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
Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
Teachers will also become a part of an online affinity group for additional support and sharing of resources while teaching the unit.
July 12 will be an exploration of President Grant's role in the Reconstruction Era led by National Park Service Staff.
Recommended for 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts. This workshop is free, but registration is required as space is limited.