Source investigation: African Americans after the Civil War

Last updated: 28/07/2021
Contributor: Teachit Author
Source investigation: African Americans after the Civil War
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Key stage
Exam board
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Complete lesson
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Concepts and methods
Using evidence

This resource features a collection of primary sources with supporting activities to help students understand the challenges faced by African Americans in the South during and after Reconstruction. The teaching notes include a detailed task in which students create a textbook based upon the sources, and each source is supported by guiding questions.

This resource was planned for AQA's History GCSE: Unit 1A, America 1840–1895: Expansion and consolidation.

Content warning: this resource contains themes or primary sources that some students may find emotionally or psychologically challenging. Please give students advance warning of the material you will be covering, with the option of alternative approaches if needed, referring to your school's policies and procedures for more guidance.

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