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?
During the height of the Homesteading era, Ellis Island was established to process the millions of people immigrating to America to acquire land.
-- Homestead National Monument of America