• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.


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One Room School Day (3-6)

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One Room School Day traveling trunk for grades 3rd through 6th and its contents. 
NPS Doris Martin

The One Room School day traveling trunk was designed by Homestead National Monument of America park staff. This trunk uses student-centered activities to increase student's knowledge of what school was like in the late 19th century. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activities, and games to enhance your student's learning.

The trunk includes curriculum materials, books, and slates that can be integrated into history, science, social studies, art, reading, and language arts curriculum. Additionally, the curriculum materials include student station sheets, so students can rotate stations without the teacher having to repeat instructions.

Minnie, a Buddy Bison, travels with the One Room School Day 3-6 traveling trunk. She records all of her adventures. Be sure if you request this trunk that you e-mail photos and stories of her adventures with your class. Your class can then track her travels all year long.

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Did You Know?


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.