Learning Exercise

Like A Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

This assignment explores how the South was converted from cotton plantations during the Civil War to cotton mill towns during Reconstruction.
Course: US History I
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Exercise

Concept Map: Read the documents of how the South was converted from cotton plantations during the Civil War to cotton mill towns during Reconstruction. Evaluate the economic consequences of Reconstruction for the South. Access the information at: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=77415 . Create a concept map outlining the change from plantation life to cotton mill life. Be sure to highlight the ways cotton mill life differed from plantation life. Post your organizer to the discussion board. Discuss the difficulties involved in changing from one type of lifestyle to another. As a group determine the top 3 most difficult things about changing from one lifestyle to another.

Topics

Reconstruction: Impact of Reconstruction on the South

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Explain and evaluate the short and long term social and economic consequences of Reconstruction for the South.