Lesson Thirteen: Agents of change in Post-Reconstruction America


Lesson Plan:

Students learn about individuals who saw a need during the post-reconstruction period and set out to solve problems arising from immigration, industrialization, discrimination, and a perceived moral degradation. Small groups of students read about individual change agents and then prepare mock interviews, videotaping the result to share with the entire class.


Handouts:

13.1 Biographical Sketches:
13.2 Guidelines for Conducting Interviews:
13.3 Guidelines for Historical Interpretation:
13.4 Note taking guide:

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