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Topic: Reconstruction policies 

United States History

 Standard 15.  Understands how various reconstruction plans succeeded or failed
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands changes in social relations in the South during Reconstruction (e.g., the role of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the impact of emancipation in the South, how former slaves improved their position in society, how people from the North traveled to aid in Reconstruction)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of the Freedmen’s Bureau during Reconstruction
     2.Understands the impact of emancipation in the South
     3.Understands how former slaves improved their position in society during Reconstruction
     4.Understands how people from the North traveled to aid in Reconstruction
   Benchmark 3.Understands the lives of African Americans during the Reconstruction era (e.g., the progress of "Black Reconstruction" and the impact of legislative reform programs, contributions of individual African Americans who served as teachers and political leaders, why some abolition leaders voiced opposition to the 15th amendment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the progress of "Black Reconstruction" during the Reconstruction era
     2.Understands the impact of legislative reform programs during the Reconstruction era
     3.Understands the contributions of individual African Americans who served as teachers
     4.Understands the contributions of individual African Americans who served as political leaders
     5.Understands why some abolition leaders voiced opposition to the 15th amendment
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the economic and social problems facing the South and their impact on different groups of people at the close of the Civil War
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the economic problems facing the South at the close of the Civil War
     2.Understands the social problems facing the South at the close of the Civil War
     3.Understands the impact of problems facing the South on different groups of people at the close of the Civil War
   Benchmark 4.Understands attempts to improve African American lives during Reconstruction (e.g., African American attempts to improve their economic position, their quest for land ownership; how the Freedmen’s Bureau proposed to deal with abandoned lands in the South)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands African American attempts to improve their economic position during Reconstruction
     2.Understands African American’s quest for land ownership during Reconstruction
     3.Understands how the Freedmen’s Bureau proposed to deal with abandoned lands in the South
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands factors that inhibited and fostered African American attempts to improve their lives during Reconstruction (e.g., how foundations were laid for modern black communities, how traditional values inhibited the role of the Freedmen's Bureau, the struggle between former masters and former slaves, the role of black churches and schools in providing self-help within the African American community)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands factors that inhibited African American attempts to improve their lives during Reconstruction
     2.Understands factors that fostered African American attempts to improve their lives during Reconstruction
     3.Understands how foundations were laid for modern black communities during Reconstruction
     4.Understands how traditional values inhibited the role of the Freedmen’s Bureau
     5.Understands the struggle between former masters and former slaves
     6.Understands the role of black churches in providing self-help within the African American community
     7.Understands the role of black schools in providing self-help within the African American community