•  Texas Reconstruction

     " I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress".            Frederick Douglas

     "Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done".                                     Frederick Douglas

    "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."                               ~Abraham Lincoln 1865~

     Unit Overview: This Unit looks at the concepts of civil war and reconstruction.  Students will examine the causes and the main events of the Civil War which includes the contributions of Texas and Texans to these historic events. The unit also includes the understanding of the effects of the Civil War and the impact of Reconstruction. Social study skills emphasis on primary source analysis and point of view perspectives are two main objectives that the students will learn and practice for this unit.

     Learning objectives:

    • analyze the political, economical and social effects of Reconstruction
    • explain and present a "point of view" during Reconstruction period.
    • defend the Freedman's Bureau as either a success or failure
    • plan and write a narrative about a historical figure
    • Formulate historical questions and develop expository writing skills
    • analyze historical documents and sources
      Primary source of class assignments is the daily classroom instructions. This website is considered a secondary source of information.

      Week of




      Nov. 14

      Reconstruction: Chap: 18-questioning

      Wednesday: New Unit:Texas Reconstruction

      Page 2-

      Page 3-Freedman's Bureau

      Classwork assignment #1

      Nov. 21


      Page 4Jim Crow Laws

      Classwork assignment #2 

      Thanksgiving holiday

      Unit Quiz: Dec. 1-2
      Unit Test: Dec. 6-7
      Spiral Due: Dec. 6-7 

      Nov. 28

      Page 5-Amendments 13-14-15
      Classwork assignment #3

      Page 5 continue 

      Page 6-Wade Davis bill
      Classwork assignment #4
       Unit Quiz
      Page 7-Primary Sources
      Page 8-Questioning skills 
      Test review quiz 

      Dec. 5

      Update spiral

      Study groups 

      Unit Test and spiral due

      Retest: Dec. 15-16 
       New Unit: Pre-Civil War
      form and plan discussion groups 

      Dec. 12

      Discussion groups          

      Discussion groups

        Discussion groups