Upcoming Teacher Workshops

 

Click here to find the current teacher workshops being offered by the East Tennessee Historical Society

Reconstruction Additional Resources

Reconstruction Activities

African Americans after the Civil War Lesson Plan from Civil War Trust

Andrew Johnson Impeachment Lesson Plan

Comparing Reconstruction Plans Through Art- Lesson Plan

Convict Lease System Lesson Plan

Freedman's Bureau Lesson Plan

Jim Crow Lesson Plan

Sharecropping Lesson Activity

Freedman's Bureau Primary Sources

Made in Tennesseee: Economic Change and Urban Growth in Post Civil War South  Lesson Plan

ETHS Carpetbag Image

Reconstruction Web Links

Digital History

This website has wealth of primary sources (both images and documents) as well as background information for every era.  The sources on Reconstruction as excellent.

Memphis Race Riots -Tennessee State Library and Archives

The Tennessee State Library and Archives’ online exhibit about the 1866 Memphis Race Riots is excellent.

Freedman's Bureau

The Freedman’s Bureau website has a searchable database of records.  You can search by state or topic.

Yellow Fever- Tennessee State Library and Archives

This online exhibit from the Tennessee State Library and Archives has excellent primary source images on the 1878 Yellow Fever Outbreak.

 African American Legislators- Tennessee State Library and Archives

This online exhibit from the Tennessee State Library and Archives has a number of useful tools for teaching about African American legislators in the 19th century.  The tools include a PowerPoint, timeline, and links to primary source documents.