The Sharecropping Economy
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to better understand the novel's plot and historical context
Common Core Standards:
This is a classwide role-playing demo aimed at helping students better understand the economic situation Mr. Turner describes to Mama Before the activity begins, all students should closely read Mr. Turner's explanation of the financial arrangement with the Wallace store near the end of Chapter 4.
Begin by dividing students into 3 groups: sharecroppers (the majority of the class), a landowning group (1 to 3...
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