School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 5. Analyze the political, economic, and social goals of Reconstruction

Objective a. Explain the goals and policies of the various Reconstruction plans

Resource Links
Abraham Lincoln Papers, by the Library of Congress
Online guide to Reconstruction (and other post Civil War Eras), by the University of Wisconsin
Digital History’s learning module on Reconstruction
Activities 3-5 of this lesson plan use several primary sources to examine President Lincoln’s 10% plan and reaction to it.
This is a very in depth resource discussing the military history of the Reconstruction in great detail from the Southern point of view. The site features excerpts from an article written in 1899.
This site offers a multitude of primary sources related to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Resources for Objective 5.B.5.a:
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