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Reconstruction is an often under studied period of American history. Although it legally existed for 5 years, Reconstruction had far-reaching impact. Students will create a mural or collage to display the characteristics of Reconstruction, specifically focused on key groups and individuals who impacted Reconstruction. Student should conduct research on their local community or a specific place in Texas to identify key leaders or groups that contributed to the success of Texas during Reconstruction period. For this extension lesson, students will create a mural that is paper-based or digital, representing the Reconstruction era.
- In what ways can individuals or groups impact a society?
- How did African Americans influence events and issues in Texas during the period of Reconstruction?
- How did women influence events and issues in Texas during the period of Reconstruction?
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