Students, we have a new and exciting platform that I would like to introduce to you for our next unit lesson on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. Your task will include developing a digital curation that you can share with your classmates and me while still introducing content that we cover in class and what you discover based on the link provided. How it works: to begin you may develop your digital curation in GoogleDocs and share via our Google Classroom.
Step 1: You will need to copy and paste the attached elink into your web browser that I have created titled “The 13th, 14th, 15th Amendment” and watch all of the videos included in the document/project.
Step 2: Once you have watched all of the videos provided and have gained a better understanding of the description of each amendment, you will need to choose one of amendments to present to the class in your own digital curation.
Step 3: You will need to give a brief description of the amendment of your choice AND provide a relevant picture that is meaningful and correlated to the amendment of your choosing. You will also need to provide some personal feedback on how the content of the amendment.
Step 4: OPTIONAL. You may also provide a song that you feel correlates to the amendment of your choice. The song must provide lyrics that highlight specific details or information corresponding to the amendment.
Overview: Students will analyze the details of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. These amendments helped shape the Reconstruction era of the United States following the devastation of the Civil War on our country. Each amendment highlights specific details and plans that have advanced civil rights for individuals today. The Reconstruction Amendments helped bring political and social equality to African Americans so that slavery is abolished, citizenship and equal protection under the law, and finally voting rights.
Students will gain a better understanding of the amendments so that each student can put into perspective the importance of each document and how it may have effected their equality as a human being. While the Reconstruction Amendments had a huge impact on our country as a whole it also forged opportunity for culturally diverse individuals that call America home. Without the amendments our country would look completely different than it does today. Citizen rights would not be as advanced as they are in our present society and we would not be able to call America and it’s citizens, truly free.
Goal: Students will be able to identify specific details and facts for the amendment of their choosing and provide concrete evidence of what it provided for the American people. Students will provide a brief summary of the amendment. Students will also research a picture that relates to the amendment. Lastly, this is optional, students will research a song that correlates to the amendment they select.
State Standards: Historical Knowledge: 8.1, 8.3; Civics and Government: 8.18
Below is a link provided to give you an example, simply copy and paste the link into your web browser.