RECONSTRUCTION TERMS – Learning experience January 24/27

There are countless books written about the Reconstruction era, and hopefully you will be able to read one  (or more) sometime in your historical future (does that make sense?  Historical future?) We will dig in to the major highlights and events of the Reconstruction in our next meeting.  To prepare, your task is to briefly examine (or re-examine)  14 Reconstruction terms and summarize each in NO MORE THAN 20 WORDS.

IF YOU DO NOT USE THE CLASS HANDOUT, MAKE SURE THIS IS PRINTED!

SOURCES – Begin with the History Channel’s overview of Reconstruction – the reading can give you a good idea about the era and covers most of the terms. You should also check out the Freedman’s Bureau, Sharecropping and Black Leaders during Reconstruction for more great info. The videos on each help as well!

You can also use these three sections of the Reconstruction chapters from Creating America”

Some specialty topic links – 40 Acres and a Mule,  Voting Restrictions, Supreme Court Decisions 1 and 2, Rise of Democrats in the South, Violence in the South

Need more? Want more? Gotta have more? I love the Reconstruction section from the Digital History project at the University of Houston. Also, check out Reconstruction from UsHistory.org and Reuniting the Union: A Chronology from the University of Houston;

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BACK TO HISTORY! A Preview of RECONSTRUCTION for January 24/27

How does a nation rebuild after it is torn in two? Can it be rebuilt? That’s the challenge of the newly “reunited” United States after the Civil War … and the era of Reconstruction is not only a major chapter in America’s story, but still resonates today.

In order to begin examining the success and/or failure of Reconstruction, we need to get some idea of what happened in the time between 1865 and 1877. To do so, your task for next class is to watch the videos below and read “Comparing Reconstruction Plans” to get a general overview of the era.  Start to consider the idea of Reconstruction being a success or a failure in bringing the nation back together and helping African Americans adjust to citizenship. Your task is to come to class on Friday/Monday with ONE WORD to describe Reconstruction, ONE COMMENT you have about what you watched, and ONE QUESTION you have about the Reconstruction Era. Post your WORD, COMMENT, and QUESTION on this form!

THE VIDEOS …

Reconstruction from the History Channel

Taft’s overview of the Recon Amendments, Common Craft style.

John Green and his Crash Course on Recon – he talks so fast, but he is way more entertaining than Taft

Why President Johnson was impeached – good to know … especially when you consider current events!

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CWWP – 1865 – THE LAST ONE!

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CWWP – End of 1864

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CWWP – JANUARY – AUGUST 1864

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Do a little Home Front Reading for December 17/18 – just a little!

I can compare and contrast the challenges and contributions on the home front in the North and South.

Away from the fields of battle, the home front was an important part of the Civil War … and also felt the greatest impact from the conflict. We will be examining the home front in class on Tuesday/Wednesday and TRYING to do something pretty cool in one period.

To prepare, your task is to read two short overviews about the home front on each side – sound ok? Please check out The Southern Homefront [ushistory.org] and The Northern Homefront [ushistory.org]. Also, check out this article – we will see if we can follow Milwaukee tradition and do something similar!

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THE CIVIL WAR CHALLENGE!!!!!!!

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

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CWWP – JULY – NOVEMBER 1863 – For December 13/16

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A. LINCOLN – December 11/12

Based on five words from each young historian …

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