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Curriculum Materials

Ranger with school children
Ranger with school children

Homestead National Monument of America's K-12 curriculum guide is available on a flash drive! To get your flash drive email Tina Miller at e-mail us.

You may access the guide now by clicking on the appropriate grade level link below. Topic areas in each grade level are: The Homestead Act and President Lincoln, American Indians, Frontier Education, Homesteaders, Prairie Animals, Prairie Fire, Prairie Insects, Prairie Plants and Water Quality.

Curriculum Materials

Kindergarten to Second Grade Curriculum

Third to Fifth Grade Curriculum

Sixth to Eighth Grade Curriculum

Ninth to Twelfth Grade Curriculum

Powerpoints and Videos
In an effort to make them easier to find, this link has all the PowerPoint presentations and videos used as supplemental material in the some of the units.


Math Booklet

This Math Booklet [pdf file] has information about many aspects of homesteaders' lives in the nineteenth century. It has math activities applicable for fourth through tenth grades.

Answer Key


Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. Go here for the Teaching with Historic Places home page and look for a lesson dealing with Homestead National Monument of America.

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.