This Knowledge Set encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols and monuments continue to influence society today.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 6-12; English-Language Arts, History
- Students will examine historical evidence regarding the causes for the U.S. Civil War and its social and political impacts. (CCSS RI/RH.1, US.5)
- Students will evaluate arguments regarding the removal of Confederate monuments and understand different perspectives on the issue. (CCSS RI.8)
Before Teaching this Series
- This Knowledge Set includes content related to the violent rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017 and the Charleston church shooting in 2015. It also explores issues of racial intolerance and inequality as it relates to Confederate monuments and symbols. As a result, it is important that students are prepared to have respectful conversations about these issues. For ideas about how to promote safe, meaningful conversations about divisive topics, see the attached sheet.
- Review the causes of the Civil War and introduce the purposes and challenges of the Reconstruction period. Texts in this Set (download texts here)
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