U.S. History Overview: Reconstruction to the Great Depression

Resource ID#: 167870 Type: Tutorial


General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 15 Minute(s)
Keywords: U.S. History, grade 11, tutorial, Reconstruction, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, Jim Crow laws, Coinage Act, Panic of 1873, Spanish-American War, imperialism, World War I, 18th Amendment, 19th Amendment, Stock Market Crash, USS Maine
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Video/Audio/Animation
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

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