Sharecropping: Reading Passage and Questions

Sharecropping: Reading Passage and Questions
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Learn about sharecropping: This passage is jam packed with great info. It is perfect for an introduction or review when introducing this form of agriculture that was introduced during the Reconstruction Era. It covers the topics (some with more details than others) listed below. This passage will fit right into your studies of the rebuilding time following the Civil War once slavery was abolished. Please read all of the information below, as it details the layout of the information and what is included.


This passage can also be purchaed as part of my MEGA social studies bundle by CLICKING HERE


In this "Sharecropping" passage, you will see the following topics mentioned:

✓How it evolved.
✓Defines sharecropping.
✓Contracts between landowner and sharecropper
✓Economic terms: profit, interest, dept
✓Why some referred to it as a legalized form of slavery following the abolition of slavery.
✓Scenario of a sharecropping situation, which presents the agreement between the landowner and the sharecropper, money borrowed, interest charged, what the crops sold for, and how the money was split.


Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I take that as a huge compliment! I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History (and in the case of this passage, the topic is government).


The passage about sharecropping was sized to be used in an my social studies INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS, and it also comes with an interactive notebook flippable activity.

If you don't use interactive notebooks, the passage itself could still be used. You could use the questions on the flippable for a class discussion, or you could project them and kids could answer them on notebook paper. Use it however you would like in your classroom.


The passage is copied as a booklet style, meaning you will print on the front and back of one page. Students will then fold the one page booklet, so that there is a cute cover. When they open it up, they find the passage on the inside. It will glue perfectly inside their notebook.

Once the passage is glued in their notebook, they can glue the flippable in the notebook.


In Georgia for 4th grade, we cover the following standard (starting in 2017), and this passage should help students with that standard:

SS4H6 Analyze the effects of Reconstruction on American life.
c. Explain how slavery was replaced by sharecropping and how freed African Americans or Blacks were prevented from exercising their newly won rights.

This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but i really feel it could be used with fourth -sixth graders. Even if you are not a teacher in Georgia though, it will work perfectly, as they are non-fiction and don’t include anything specific to the state of Georgia.


Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.


I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.


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