Unit 1: The Era of Reconstruction. Lesson 1: 40 Acres and a Mule. Lesson Objective. SWBAT describe the promises of equality made to slaves during the Civil War and then assess the extent to which equality was truly achieved. Word of the Day/Initial Activity. Reparations
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Lesson 1: 40 Acres and a Mule
C.S. Lewis, On Slavery
“But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.”
What is C.S. Lewis saying here? Chart
What do you think life will be like for newly freed slaves?
How might slaves struggle with their new freedom?