President Lincoln and the Homestead Act
The President Lincoln and the Homestead Act 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 activies, role playing, photo analysis and pretzels to enhance your student's learning.
Did You Know?
To "Prove up" a homestead, the owner was required to make improvements including building a home, breaking the soil, and planting a crop for 5 years.