Students will discover the meaning of Reconstruction through hands-on activities.The teacher will use the book Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, Harriet Gillem Robinet and Wendell Minor, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, NY, 1998, as a read aloud for the duration of this lesson or until completed.
How did life for African Americans in South Carolina change, yet stay the same, during Reconstruction?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
None needed, but software could be used to complete the flip-book.
- LCD projector
- Chart Paper
- Colored pencils
- Student scissors
- Writing journal
- 12" x 18" drawing paper
- Pattern blocks
- Fifth grade social studies textbook
- 5-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of Reconstruction and its impact on the United States.
- Reconstruction was a period of great hope, incredible change, and efforts at rebuilding. To understand Reconstruction and race relations in the United States, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators: