We have developed 7 lessons that accompany each of the videos in our series on the Reconstruction era. These lessons provide educators with a framework for introducing the historical background and responding to the questions raised in the central video of the lesson. Educators will find the video within each lesson, along with suggestions for applicable teaching strategies and a curated selection of primary source materials that can be used as handouts in a classroom.
For educators who would like to find more lessons and primary source materials to teach this history, Facing History has developed a complete unit, available in print, ebook and free PDF. Download The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy