The National Park Service promotes excellence in educational experiences at all NPS sites. A distance learning connection with Homestead National Monument of America provides a quality enrichment activity. Programs support Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Homestead National Monument of America offers the following programs:
A Day in the Life of a Homesteader (3-5)
During this program a Park Ranger examines the types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie, what the inside of their homes looked like and what their daily chores were.
A School Day in 1872 (K-5)
During this program a Park Ranger examines the types of chores students would do before school, modes of transportation to school then, now and in the future, and differences in classrooms then and now.
Follow the Buffalo (K-8)
By utilizing real parts of a buffalo, a Park Ranger examines the uses Plains Indians had for the buffalo. Students will also discuss the hunting methods of nomadic Plains Indian tribes.
The Homestead Act of 1862 (3-5)
The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. A Park Ranger examines how the United States acquired the land, how the Civil War impacted this significant piece of legislation, and the requirements to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862.
The Homestead Act of 1862 (6-12)
This discussion is a continuation and more in-depth discussion of the topics in the class for 3rd through 5th grade.
Homestead National Monument of America partners with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) to schedule programs.
Accounts are free and there is no charge for any of our programs.
Please register for a program here.
If you are unable to register through CILC, please call Tina Miller, Education Coordinator, at (402) 223-3514 or e-mail her here.
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Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862 changed the world with its offer of free land. Millions of people immigrated to America seeking their fortune, shifting populations along with the power of governments.
-- Homestead National Monument of America