The Freedmen's Bureau's Impact on Education


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Why was the Freedman's Bureau established?

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1. Who was Howard University named after?

2. What does HBCU stands for?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The establishment of the Freedman's Bureau changed the dynamic of education in the south for freed slaves. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test yourself on the most relevant aspects of the Freedman's Bureau's impact on education.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Goal of the Freedman's Bureau
  • Definition of HBCU
  • Origin of the name Freedman's Bureau
  • How the Freedman's Bureau changed education in the south

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately define HBCU
  • Information recall-access the information you've gained regarding the Freedman's Bureau
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understood the most important information concerning the changes in education wrought by the Freedman's Bureau after the Civil War

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson, The Freedman's Bureau Impact on Education, for more information on this topic. The lesson addresses objectives including:

  • Know the purpose of the establishment of Freedman's Bureau
  • Understand how the Freedman's Bureau affected education in the south
  • Know how children were typically educated in 19th century southern United States
  • Differentiate between the educational opportunities for whites at that time, and what was available to freed slaves
  • Understand some of the challenges freed slaves faced when they sought an education