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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 c. Identify the legal and illegal actions used to deny African-Americans civil rights

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Excellent resource that is the companion to the PBS documentary. Offers video clips, primary sources, and lesson seeds.
Wonderful collection of articles, cartoons, and illustrations regarding the treatment of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Extensive series of links to primary sources and websites related to Reconstruction, especially African American issues.
This site offers a multitude of primary sources related to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Online guide to Reconstruction (and other post Civil War Eras), by the University of Wisconsin
Digital History’s learning module on Reconstruction
Text of black codes of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ohio
Resources for Objective 5.B.5.c:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS