Civil War and Reconstruction

Civil War and Reconstruction

In History we have been exploring The Reconstruction Era after the American Civil War.  High school students have written essays and debated about the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era.  Using documents, students wrote an essay answering the question: “Reconstruction: A noble effort, or oppression and punishment?”  Our 8th Grade class used documents as well to investigate and write a Document-Based Essay Question, “Why did the South lose the war?”  Our middle school students completed and presented their Civil War collection of information in scrapbooks.