Lesson

The War at Home

Lesson Overview

 The Students will be able to analyze political cartoons about a variety of citizens of South Carolina during the Reconstruction Period while noting the social class, race, gender, and age differences within the political cartoons in order to gain the skill to create their own political cartoon.  
 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How did the Civil War impact South Carolinians of various social classes including those groups defined by race, gender, and age as noted in political cartoons created during the Civil War era?  
 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8

Social Studies

  • Dry erase markers (1 per pair of students)
  • White copy paper for the students to create their own political cartoons
  • Fact/inference graphic organizer
  • A copy of the SC Support Documents for 8-4.6

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Lesson Created By: Mary Huffman