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Don't be one of those teachers who simply pushes play on #ReconstructionPBS and thinks 'problem solved.' Use it judiciously and supplement it with other resources so that students can begin to interpret for themselves rather than watching passively as others talk to them.
History educators need to achieve some mastery of this content before they can teach it to their students. There are a number of programs and resources that can be of assistance. Start with @facinghistory's Reconstruction curriculum, which is excellent. facinghistory.org/reconstruction…
The @ZinnEdProject also includes helpful materials for the classroom. zinnedproject.org/materials/?con… #ReconstructionPBS
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In light of #ReconstructionPBS and #FindingYourRoots I feel compelled to share this picture..though I'm sure my minuscule followers & non fame no one will care but I want to share the teeny gap between slavery and now.. so here goes *thread
This is my GREAT GREAT grandfather Sylvester Dawson of Yatesville, GA. As I was raised by my grandfather and him by his ..this man..I heard many stories Sylvester growing up ..whom I didnt even know his real name as he was known as Zeke my whole life
It says granddaddy on the picture bc that is my deceased grandfathers writing and thats what he called him and how close they were. Sylvester was born. Zeke was born in 1857 so he was 8 years old at emancipation and thereby came of age during #Reconstruction
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Thread. This is a response to a conversation on @nhannahjone ‘s timeline a couple of days ago about slavery. She argued that for most of U.S. history, “black people were set completely *outside* of the class structure.”
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That slaves, “As non-people, as property, as a tradable commodity, they were classless. Their race meant they had NO class.” Most people on her TL agreed with her. A few were puzzled and skeptical. In another tweet in response to a critic she said:
“Can a table or a mule be part of a class. If so, then, yes, AMerican slaves were part of a class.” The idea that enslaved people were regarded as property is a contradiction on its face, as many scholars have argued. Slaves were commodified for the purpose of exploiting their
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