The Homestead Act of 1862 (4-8)
The Homestead Act for grades 4th through 8th 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 Homestead Act of 1862 and westward expansion. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activities, document analysis and detective skills to enhance your student's learning.
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Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...