Reconstruction: Uncovering the True Story and Its Legacy Today

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 10, 2022

This guest blog is part of a series, “A Network of Innovation: Ideas, Questions, and Wisdom from our LA Partner Schools.” Much like his Valor Academy colleague Ben Katcher, who published a prior post on teaching The Nanjing Atrocities, first-year history teacher Elijah Falk has developed a powerful unit that challenges students to make contemporary connections to historical injustices and grapple with the ways in which pivotal events in history have been distorted. His unit on The Reconstruction Era exemplifies how accurate portrayals of and deep engagement with history can illuminate the importance of choices students make in their everyday lives. 

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Topics: Reconstruction, History, Civil War, Judgement and Legacy, Slavery, white supremacy, racial justice, agency, unit, abolition

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