ERIC Number: ED236079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Reconstruction: The Promise and Betrayal of Democracy. Teacher's Guide and Classroom Activities.
Moore, Robert B.; Banfield, Beryle
Designed to be used with the sound-color filmstrip "Reconstruction: The Promise and Betrayal of Democracy," these learning activities are intended to help students in grades 5-9 develop critical thinking about how their textbook presents the Reconstruction Era. The activities focus on many ideas. Some of the focusing ideas presented are that racism and white supremacy conflict with the principles of the Declaration of Independence; that black people and some whites worked to end slavery and make the principles of the United States come true; and that land was a crucial need of the freedpeople and the lack of land redistribution was a fundamental failure of Reconstruction. Students read and discuss short reading selections provided and analyze the filmstrip. Each activity provides a focusing idea, objectives, information on time required, materials needed, teacher preparation, and classroom procedure. Bibliographies of additional student readings are also supplied. (RM)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Black Influences, Civil War (United States), Critical Thinking, Democracy, Elementary Education, Filmstrips, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mythology, Racial Bias, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, Reconstruction Era, Slavery, Teaching Guides, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, Room 500, New York, NY 10023 (guide and filmstrip $37.50, not available separately).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.