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This lesson plan explores the lives of various people in Arkansas and the changes their lives went through at the beginning of the Reconstruction Era, and provides images of documents, transcriptions, and online links to primary and secondary resources focusing on the changing rights, racial tensions, and the elections in 1868. Two articles about 1868 racial riots in Conway County, Arkansas, offer students the opportunity contrast varying interpretations of an event, examine how several days with additional information can change a story, and compare it to other race riots in Arkansas and around the world. Students will also examine the 1868 Constitution and laws surrounding the elections to gain a better understanding of the changing rights of citizens. A list of various activities related to the original primary and secondary resources allows teachers the flexibility to choose parts of this lesson plan to use and adapt to the needs of their students. With this lesson plan, students will gain a deeper understanding of how Reconstruction affected the mood, economy, and politics of Arkansas and its people.

This lesson plan was produced for 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade students, but may be altered by teachers to fit other grade levels.

Physical Description

Document, 8 pages

Subjects

Civil rights; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); United States Politics and government

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

Reconstruction lesson plan

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas history lesson plans

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Reconstruction lesson plan, Arkansas history lesson plans, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of this lesson plan and its supplemental material for instructional purposes is allowed without prior written permission. For further information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | United States History

Comments

8th
9th
10th
11th
12th

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