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.
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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.