Work Sheets - Sharecropping

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry


Name: ___________________________                        


Go to to answer the questions below.

  1. Study the photographs. What stands out to you about these images? Describe the quality of life for sharecroppers.
  2. Put yourself in one of these photographs. Write a diary or journal entry describing your thoughts about your life and your future.

Conduct your own research to answer the questions below.


  1. Define sharecropping.
  2. How is sharecropping similar to slavery?
  3. If slavery is illegal, how is sharecropping legal?
  4. Describe the traps which tied sharecroppers to the land.