Distance Learning

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).

All programs are FREE of charge!

Each program is by request and is typically 35-40 minutes depending on the age group.
Park Rangers prefer to work with individual classes rather than an entire grade level, but will work with the coordinator to ensure the best experience possible.

Please contact our Education Program Specialist Ramon Mangual at (402) 223-1713 or email him with questions.

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  • Homestead National Monument of America

    A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

    A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

    The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie, what the inside of their homes looked like and what their daily chores would have been.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Community, Education, Geography, History, Immigration, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1
  • Homestead National Monument of America

    A School Day in 1872

    A School Day in 1872

    The Homestead Act of 1862 impacted the United States in numerous ways.  In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 populated the west and the needs of those settling.  This included the need for schools.  This programs discusses the differences between school today and in 1872.

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    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Community, Education, Family Life, History, Immigration, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 through 3
  • Homestead National Monument of America

    Follow the Buffalo

    Follow the Buffalo

    In this virtual visit a Park Ranger utilizes real parts of a buffalo to discover American Indian uses. They will also discuss the importance of the Homestead Act of 1862 and its role in the American Indians life.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Immigration, Regional Studies, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6-8.1 through 3
  • Homestead National Monument of America

    The Homestead Act of 1862

    The Homestead Act of 1862

    The Homestead Act of 1862 impacted the United States in numerous ways.  In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 populated the west and the needs of those settling.  Discussion includes how the United States acquired the land given away and the specific requirements to claim one's free land. 

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Education, Geography, History, Immigration, Law, Pioneer America, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 through 3
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL6-8.1 through 3

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