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Allow your students to discover more about the FREEDMEN'S BUREAU using this Primary Source activity.
Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills.
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DESCRIPTION: Print shows African Americans gathered outside the Freedmen's Bureau in Richmond, Virginia. A woman is handing a slip of paper through a window to a man seated inside.
African Americans--Economic & social conditions--Virginia--Richmond--1860-1870 Freedmen--Virginia--Richmond--1860-1870 Food--Virginia--Richmond--1860-1879
This cross curricular, differentiated activity is designed to reach the varying learning levels of all students by allowing them to respond to the primary source and choose the questions they would like to answer.