Women on the American Frontier
Lesson Plan Four
Participants will understand the contributions women made to life on the Kentucky frontier as related to the actions of the Lincoln women. Through this program, students will not only be able to understand but to experience life on the frontier. Students will understand the life and thoughts of frontier women through their daily activities. Students will also be able to explain how the role of women on the frontier was not only an effect of traditional gender roles but of necessity. Furthermore, students will be able to place the role of frontier women into the larger picture of westward expansion and the growth of democracy into the frontier.
Content: Social Studies: U.S. History
Grade Level: 5-12
Lesson four consist of following items:
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Did You Know?
Lincoln was the first president to give national status to Thanksgiving Day. His last proclamation, October 20, 1864, appointed and set “apart the last Thursday of November...to be observed by all…as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe.”