Charlotte Society 1865-1891

Jaclyn Peterson, Fifth Grade, David Cox Road ES

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This unit is in line with the 5th grade Social Studies standards analyzing how African Americans and Whites perceived themselves, and how they had to figure out their new societal roles here in North Carolina after the Civil War during Reconstruction. Students will compare how each group adapted to the forced changes and how it affected their communities. Students will see how two specific groups worked together to create the first black hospital in Charlotte.