School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 5. Analyze the political, economic, and social goals of Reconstruction

Objective d. Evaluate the social and economic impact of sharecropping, tenant farming and the Freedman's Bureau in the post Civil War South

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Primary source records from the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Page on sharecropping, including primary sources, from the website for the PBS documentary “Reconstruction: The Second Civil War”
Wonderful collection of articles, cartoons, and illustrations regarding the treatment of African Americans during Reconstruction, including a section on the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Extensive series of links to primary sources and websites related to Reconstruction, especially African American issues.
This site offers a multitude of primary sources related to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Resources for Objective 5.B.5.d:
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