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ERIC Number: ED478041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-21
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reconstruction Unit. Using Primary Sources in the Classroom.
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
This teaching unit, "Reconstruction Unit," which deals with the post-Civil War period, is the fifth of a series of 10 units about Alabama state history, part of a project designed to help teachers integrate the use of primary source materials into their classrooms. Although the units are designed to augment the study of Alabama, they are useful in the study of U.S. history, world history, and the social studies in general. Each unit contains background information for the teacher and consists of several lessons. Lessons contain learning objectives, suggested activities, and documents. This unit is divided into four sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Lesson 1: Freedmen's Bureau: Labor Contract or Re-enslavement?" (one primary source document); (3) Lesson 2: Constitutional Convention 1875: Photographs as Historical Documents" (Photograph List of Names; three photograph source documents); and (4) "Lesson 3: Alabama Railroads: Maps as Historical Documents" (General Guidelines for Analyzing a Map; one primary source document). (BT)
Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-0100. Tel: 334-242-4435; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama