In this short video below, Professor Eric Foner explains Reconstruction's legacy and points to one specific example.
Industry and empire
To kick off our new unit, we will break up the class into four investigation groups. Our goal in this exercise is to solidify what we already know and frame some productive questions for the unit ahead.
First, your group will investigate a key term that relates to our next unit (two groups will look at imperialism and another two groups will look at industrialization). Your team is free to use any tools you would like to help address the three following sets of questions:
Next, combine your team with the other team that looked at the same theme. Compare your responses and listen carefully for differences in your approaches. When a difference appears, make a note of it and think about how it can be turned into a question for further inquiry.
Finally, the two combined groups will share out to the class.
Unit 5 goals:
By the end of this unit, you will understand:
You will also have developed skills in areas including:
Homework: Assignment #501