This lesson is designed to give students an opportunity to form an opinion on how African-Americans were treated during Reconstruction. Students will look at political cartoons from the time period and analyze what those cartoons mean to them. Taking that information the students will create a political cartoon on
Phil's lesson will help students gain an understanding of what it took for African Americans to gain the right to fight for their freedom in the Civil War and the events which surrounded their admission into the Union army.
Mike's lesson is designed to give students a personal connection to the impact African-American soldiers had on the Civil War including the state of Kansas. Students will use a variety of primary source documents and Internet to examine key elements of the topic.