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Homestead Curriculum Materials

Tired of all those paper folders with copies of lesson plans? Get rid of them!
Homestead National Monument of America's K-12 curriculum guide is available on a flash drive! To get one, email Park Ranger Jesse Bolli.

Of course, all of our units are available right here online. Download the entire curriculum unit or individual lesson plans, either way, we've got you covered!

Curriculum units for grades K-12 include:

  • The Homestead Act and President Lincoln
  • American Indians
  • Frontier Education
  • Homesteaders, Immigrants and Pioneers
  • Prairie Animals
  • Prairie Fire
  • Prairie Insects
  • Prairie Plants
  • Water Quality
  • J. C. Cram sod house, Loup County, Nebraska

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    Homestead Shelters

    Why do people build different types of dwellings? Explore »

  • A portion of the Osage Orange Hedgerow at Homestead National Monument of America

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    Agriculture and Inventions

    Did you know prairie sod stuck to the blades of the first plows? Explore »

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    Homesteaders, Immigrants & American Indians Curriculum Unit

    Homesteaders, Immigrants & American Indians Curriculum Unit

    Homsteaders, Immigrants & American Indians is a curriculum unit made up of six lesson plans that explore Agricultural Inventions, American Indian Territorial Ranges and Reservations as well as the Homestead Shelters, Land Use and the Dawes Act. Each of these lessons can be accessed individually or as a whole in this unit.

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    Homesteading by the Numbers

    Homesteading by the Numbers

    In "Homesteading by the Numbers" students utilize statistics to discover the impacts of the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act and President Lincoln unit is broken up into five lesson plans, taking 45-50 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 3 of the unit.

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    Dawes Act

    Dawes Act

    In "Dawes Act" students will look at the differences between the Homestead Act and the Dawes Act. The Homesteaders, Immigrants, and American Indians unit is broken up into six lesson plans, taking 45-120 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 6 of the unit.

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    The Legacy of the Homestead Act

    The Legacy of the Homestead Act

    In "The Legacy of the Homestead Act" students will identify aspects of text that reveal an author's point of view. The Homestead Act and President Lincoln unit is broken up into five lesson plans, taking 45-50 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 4 of the unit.

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    Getting to Know the Homestead Act

    Getting to Know the Homestead Act

    In "Getting to Know the Homestead Act" students utilize a written document analysis worksheet to practice the skill of analyzing primary sources. The Homestead Act and President Lincoln unit is broken up into five lesson plans, taking 45-50 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 1 of the unit.

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    The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

    The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

    In "The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln" students will look at the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and why it exists. The Homestead Act and President Lincoln unit is broken up into five lesson plans, taking 45-50 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 5 of the unit.

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    Territorial Ranges

    Territorial Ranges

    In "Territorial Ranges" students will look at the first Americans and why they moved. The Homesteaders, Immigrants, and American Indians unit is broken up into six lesson plans, taking 45-120 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 2 of the unit.

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    Land Use

    Land Use

    In "Land Use" students discuss how people live and survive in their environments. The Homesteaders, Immigrants, and American Indians unit is broken up into five lesson plans, taking 45-120 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 3 of the unit.

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    American Indian Reservations

    American Indian Reservations

    In "American Indian Reservations" students will look at American Indian Reservations. The Homesteaders, Immigrants, and American Indians unit is broken up into six lesson plans, taking 45-120 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 4 of the unit.

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    Homestead Shelters

    Homestead Shelters

    In "Homestead Shelters" students will look at various structures people live in or have lived in. The Homesteaders, Immigrants, and American Indians unit is broken up into six lesson plans, taking 45-120 minutes to complete, targeting sixth through eighth grade students. A class does not have to complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources. This is lesson 5 of the unit.

Did You Know?

Prairie

While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.