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?
The Knob Creek Farm, where the Lincoln family lived from 1811 to 1816, was added to the National Park Service by donation on November 6, 2001. The site was purchased in April 2001 with money raised by the National Park Trust, several organizations in Kentucky, and many others.