This activity simulates the hardships of sharecropping and helps students understand how difficult it was for sharecroppers to earn money. Students go through two rounds of "sharecropping" and calculate the cost of sharecropping versus the earnings they make.
After completing the simulation, students then reflect on how difficult sharecropping was and how difficult it was to earn a living.
**This product has been updated!** There are now three versions available-- one for interactive notebooks, a one-page updated version, and the original version. There is also a graphic that shows students the cycle of debt of sharecroppers included as well.