• Carl Sandburg Home and Barn

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Elementary School: Kindergarten - Second Grades: Life on the Farm

Essential Questions
What is a farm and what does one typically find on a farm?
How are farms important to our lives?
Who were Carl and Lilian "Paula" Sandburg?
What were the Sandburg's lives like living on a farm?

Key Vocabulary
Dairy farm: a place where milk is gathered from a milk producing animal such as goats or cows. The milk is used by the family or sold to make milk based products.
Nubian: A breed of goat native to Asian, African and European. Large in size, long floppy ears, colorful markings
Saanen: A breed of goat native to Switzerland. Medium to large in size, white in color.
Toggenburg: A breed of goat native to Switzerland. Medium in size, light brown to dark brown in color, white stripes on face, white ears.

Lesson Plans
Pre-Visit Lesson: Mrs. Sandburg Had a Farm
CCSS - RI.K.2, RI.1.2, RI.2.2, RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.2.1, W.K.1, W.1.5, W.2.5, W.1.2, W.2.2

Pre-Visit Lesson: Trouble at Connemara Farm
CCSS - RL.1.10, K.1.10, RL.2.10, SL.K.1, SL.2.1, SL.K.6, SL.1.6, SL.2.6

On-Site Lesson: Goat Barn Visit
CCSS - W.1.5, W.1.7, SL.K.4, SL.1.1, SL.1.6, SL.2.2

Post-Visit Lesson: Poetry
CCSS - RL.1.4, W.1.5, W.1.7, SL.1.1, SL.1.6

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