US Civil War Reconstruction Era Gallery Walk Activity
Engage students in the reconstruction era through this gallery walk. Students get up and moving to explore carpetbaggers, Johnson's reconstruction plan, the civil rights bill, and more. Students conduct an analysis of their findings about the reconstruction era.

Included in this gallery walk:
- Teacher's Guide (p. 3)
- Exhibit A: The Land Dilemma (p. 4)
- Exhibit B: The Black Codes (p. 5)
- Exhibit C: Carpetbaggers and Scalawags (p. 6)
- Exhibit D: Lincoln’s 10% Plan and Wade-Davis Bill (p. 7)
- Exhibit E: Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan (p. 8)
- Exhibit F: Civil Rights Bill (p 9)
- Exhibit G: The Reconstruction Acts (p. 10)
- Exhibit H: The Freedman’s Bureau's (p. 11)
- Exhibit I: Black Leadership (p. 12)
- Exhibit J: The Fourteenth and fifteenth Amendment (p 13)
- Exhibit K: Suffrage movement and reconstruction (p. 14)
- Exhibit L: Ku Klax Klan (p. 15)
- Exhibit M: “The Corrupt Bargain” (p. 16)
- Graphic Organizer (p. 17-19)
- Collaborative Analysis Activity (p. 20-23)
- Analysis activity (p. 24)

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- US History Early America through the Civil War for 5th-8th grade (Growing)
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US Civil War resources include:
- US Civil War: Causes of the Civil War Inquiry Project
- US Civil War: Research and Role Play Project
- US Civil War: Illustrated Timeline Activity
- US Civil War: Untold Stories of Civil War Figures Activity
- US Civil War: Interactive Notebook Timeline Activity
- US Civil War: The People Inquiry Activity and Game
- US Civil War: Interactive Notebook Pages
- Children of the US Civil War: Informational Text and Scrapbook Activity
- Underground Railroad Station Activities

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Created: May 18, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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