Women on the American Frontier

Lesson Plan Four

Participants will understand the contributions women made to life on the Kentucky frontier as related to the actions of the Lincoln women. Through this program, students will not only be able to understand but to experience life on the frontier. Students will understand the life and thoughts of frontier women through their daily activities. Students will also be able to explain how the role of women on the frontier was not only an effect of traditional gender roles but of necessity. Furthermore, students will be able to place the role of frontier women into the larger picture of westward expansion and the growth of democracy into the frontier.

Content: Social Studies: U.S. History

Grade Level: 5-12
Length: 2 to 3 days

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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