Prairie Animals (K-6)
Prairie Animals traveling trunk was designed by Homestead National Monument of America park staff. This trunk uses student-centered activities to increase student's knowledge of the prairie animals homesteaders would have encountered moving west to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activies, detective skills, photo analysis and scat to enhance your student's learning.
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Did You Know?
Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. -- Homestead National Monument of America More...