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Reconstruction After the Civil War (Garvey 7th Grade): Assignment

Details of the Project


You are a news reporter for a large Northern or Southern newspaper during the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877).  It is your job to report on the events listed below that influenced the United States during Reconstruction.  Your newspaper must also include the article types listed below.

You may choose to write for a Northern or Southern newspaper BUT your articles’ tone must but accurate to either the North or South during the Reconstruction Era.  All writing and drawing must be neat and pictures/headlines need to be in color!  You must draw your own pictures, NO printouts.

Your newspaper must include the following types of articles…

  • Name of Newspaper, color (5 points)
  • Tag Line below name (5 points)
  • 2 Headline News Articles with 1 picture each, color (20 points each) – 2 paragraphs each
  • Opinion Article (5 points) – 1 paragraph
  • Political Cartoon, color (5 points)
  • 4 Additional News Articles (10 points each) – 1 paragraph each

Your newspaper must include information on the following…

  • 13th Amendment
  • 14th Amendment
  • 15th Amendment
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Sharecroppers
  • Wade-Davis Bill
  • Freedman’s Bureau
  • Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan
  • Military Reconstruction Acts of 1867
  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment
  • Black Codes 
  • Radical Republicans

Computer Lab Work Days

Monday, January 29th – Thursday, February 1st 

In Class Work Day

Friday, February 2nd    

Project Due: Monday, February 5th       

Total Points = 100