Analyzing Historical Trends & Patterns in the Search for Family after Slavery

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Description
This lesson asks students to analyze Last Seen ads to develop a claim (thesis statement) about the historical trends and patterns they observe in formerly enslaved people’s efforts to reunite with loved ones based on evidence gathered from comparing Last Seen advertisements. This lesson fits into a unit on Reconstruction and life in the post-bellum South. It also allows students to make broader connections between historical familial separation and current events.
Grade Level
Grades 9-12
Teacher Name
Adam Green
State/Province
Texas
Course Name (Grades 9-12)
Advanced Placement U.S. History
Citation
"Analyzing Historical Trends & Patterns in the Search for Family after Slavery," , , Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 30, 2023, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/4921