Family Separations Then & Now

More About This Lesson Plan

This lesson has been designed to illustrate the similarities between historical events and contemporary issues regarding family separation.

Students will gain an understanding of the impact of the domestic slave trade on enslaved families and consider their efforts to reunite as one aspect of Reconstruction begun by the Freemen’s Bureau on the federal level and Black communities and newspapers on the local level.
Grade Level
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Teacher Name
Judith Najera
Course Name (Grades 9-12)
Social Studies
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