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The Birth of the Republic, 1760-1789 (Oct. 25)
Tennessee & the New Nation, 1790-1815 (Jan. 30)
Tennessee's Civil War and Reconstruction (Sept. 17)
Between the WW's, TVA & the Manhattan Project [meet at AMSE, Oak Ridge] (Feb. 11)
TVA & the Manhattan Project [meet at AMSE, Oak Ridge] (Nov. 8)
From Camelot to Watergate (Apr. 1)
Era 1: Three Worlds Meet
The Worlds of Christopher Columbus
The Columbian Exchange and Beyond
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement
Moving On: Why Enter a "New World"?
So Where is the Mystic River Anyway?
Freedom and Slavery in Late Colonial America
Era 4: Expansion and Reform
"Go West, Young Man"
Technology's Reach: From Cotton Fields to Textile Mills
The 1850s: America's Contentious Decade
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
A Fire Bell in the Night . . . The Causes of the Civil War
The American Civil War
Let Us Have Peace . . . the Era of Reconstruction
Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States
Naming an Era
Tectonic Shifts for an Industrializing Nation
A Study in Contrasts
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America, Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II, Era 9: Postwar United States, Era 10: Contemporary United States
Women's Suffrage and the Progressive Era
Years of Dust, Death, and Disruption: Searching for a New Deal for America
No Easy Walk: The Epic American Journey for Civil Rights
Keynote Address - American Art
Keynote Address - Films
Keynote Address - Technology
Book Studies-Year Four (2013-2014)
2011 Two Day June Institute
Fall 2011 Book Study
Summer 2012 Field Study: Boston/ NYC
Book Study- Year Three
DC Summer 2013 Trip
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Anderson County - Year One
Sevier County - Year One
Union County - Year One
Anderson County - Year Two
Sevier County - Year Two
Union County - Year Two
Anderson County- Year Three
Sevier County- Year Three
Union County- Year Three
Anderson County- Year Four
5_3 Let Us Have Peace . . . the Era of Reconstruction
Welcome to the Wiki page for Era 5, Part 3!
The Mini-institute on this topic will be held on May 17 and 23, 2011, at the East Tennessee Historical Society. The purpose of this wiki page is to allow those who attended the opportunity to pool resources and ideas gleaned from that institute. Feel free to post lesson plans, project ideas, or other ways that you have integrated the material or methods learned at this day's sessions into your classroom. What worked, or did not work? What materials have you discovered were most helpful? Or least helpful? What material (photos, documents, videos, etc) do you wish you had more of? And who has found some to recommend?
If you have never used a wiki before, do not worry. Most have not! Just click on the giant pencil icon that says "EDIT" to begin adding your contributions to this project. Do not forget that creating a classroom project based on these institutes, and being observed during the project, can all count towards the completion of your Professional Development Plan (PDP).
The following file is a plot summary for the influential film
The Birth of a Nation
5.3 Birth overview.doc
Freedmen's Bureau website
for outstanding, searchable records dealing with individual states, accounts of violence, marriage records, and other important resources. Another important Freedmen's Bureau website was put together by the
University of Maryland's History Department
. Some of the documents that we used in a session, including the
petition of Black Nashvillians to a Union Convention
newspaper account of Black Religious Leaders meeting Union Army officials
Freedmen's Bureau Law
petition of Tennessee Freedmen to the local Freedmen Bureau official
, and a
letter from White Tennessean to the Freedmen's Bureau superintendant
, were all found on that website.
Here are the image slides, many of them from
(once again, the files were so large I broke them into three downloads):
5.3 Part A.ppt
5.3 Part B.ppt
5.3 Part C.ppt
Also, here are the testimonies concerning the Memphis Race Riots that were used in session:
, and the Freedmen's Bureau report on the riots can be found
A really good novel to use for civil war and reconstruction is Traveller by Richard Adams.
Traveller, the favorite horse of retired Civil War general Robert E. Lee, relates the story of his life and experiences to his feline friend. His narrative, meant to begin early spring of 1866, follows the events of the war as seen through his eyes, from the time he was bought by General Lee in 1862, until Lee's death in 1870. At the end of the novel, Traveller, with undying faith in Lee, becomes convinced that the Confederate Army beat the Union and that Lee is now "commander of the country" (versus his actual postbellum role as president of Washington and Lee University). And despite marching in Lee's funeral procession, Traveller does not understand that his master has died and will not return to ride again.
This novel shows the incredible devotion and friendship between Robert E Lee and Traveller.
The novel is out of print but available through Amazon.com for 72 cents each.
The website for the
has a set of worksheets for examining different sources. There is a worksheet for written documents
, for photographs
, for cartoons
, for posters
, for maps
, for artifacts
, for movies
, and for sound files
Nancy also used a lot of images from the
Digital History website
of the University of Houston, and there are a lot of other images, documents, and materials available there as well.
Interested in riots in Tennessee
, including the Memphis Race Riot of 1866? The
Tennessee State Library
has an online exhibit all about it, as well as information about other disasters in the state
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