School Improvement in Maryland

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Have students write letters to the editor of Harper’s Weekly responding to their editorial about the Freedmen’s Bureau (editorial can be found at http://blackhistory.harpweek.com/4Reconstruction/467TheFreedmensBureau.htm ). Students should indicate whether they agree or disagree with the editorial’s presentation of the Freedmen’s Bureau and give supporting reasons.

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