Listen to 2013 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant winner Emma Sevitt describe her project.
The links on this page are suggested for teachers who would like to gain additional insight on sensitive topics that are relevant to the Reconstruction era. These links are referenced within The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy unit.
The teaching strategies on this page are referenced within The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy unit.
Facing History has produced the video series available on this website to serve as an introduction for learning and teaching about the Reconstruction era of American history. Featuring interviews with scholars of the Reconstruction era, these 7 videos can be used independently but are best watched in sequence as they offer a narrative history of the Reconstruction.
Below are five video clips corresponding to the rescuers featured in this guide - Hiram Bingham IV, Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, Chiune Sugihara, Selahattin Ülkümen, and Raoul Wallenberg. All video clips are courtesy of Michael King Productions, LLC.
This series of lessons is meant as a pre or post-visit activity for teachers and students visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. This series explores several classic soul songs—and their social and historical contexts—during their recording throughout the civil rights movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can inspire social change.
Read a summary of the story The Sunflower, the story of a young man during his time as a concentration camp prisoner. This synopsis is an accompaniment to the lesson Exploring Dimensions of Forgiveness: The Sunflower.
This section offers profiles and background information on a sampling of key figures from Weimar Germany including Adolf Hitler, Bertha Pappenheim, and Fritz Lang. The group represents a wide spectrum of political and social perspectives.
The four essays in this module, all written by professor Paul Bookbinder, University of Massachusetts, Boston, provide an overview of some of the main themes and issues raised in an exploration of the Weimar Republic.