Prairie Life (3-6)
The Prairie Life traveling trunk was designed by Homestead National Monument of America park staff. This trunk uses student-centered activities to increase student's knowledge of life of homesteaders on the plains. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activies, photo analysis and possibly hard boiled eggs 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The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976.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...