SharecroppingSharecropping Lesson PlanCentral Historical Question:How accurate is the textbook’s description of sharecropping?Materials:•Overhead of Sharecropper Photograph•Classroom Textbook Excerpt on Sharecropping•Copies of Sharecropper Contract•Copies of Guiding QuestionsPlan of Instruction:1. Focus Activity: Describe what you see in this picture. What is this a pictureof?Why do you think that?2. Share Out:•Explain to students that this is not a picture of slaves on a plantation,but rather, sharecroppers working on a plantation in Georgia in 1898.•Explain that the goal today is for students to figure out whatsharecropping was.3. In pairs, students read the classroom textbook’s section on sharecropping.Ask students for a gist of their understanding of sharecropping.4. Hand out Sharecropper Contract:•In pairs, students read the contract and answer the Guiding Questions.•As a class, review questions.