Bridges for All
What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society?
Photo credit: Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, 08/28/1963 by The U.S. National Archives is licensed under CC by 2.0
Students study the contributions of individuals and non-profit organizations against slavery during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Students research the work of volunteers before, during and after the Civil War and decide what they can do today to make a meaningful contribution in their community.
Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War.
To heighten student awareness of organizations that grew out of necessity and increased social consciousness during the Civil War and Reconstruction.