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Title:A Day in the Life of a Homesteader
Description:The Homestead Act of 1862 had far reaching impacts on the United States including western expansion, immigration, technological innovation, transforming the Great Plains into the “Bread Basket of the World”, and forever altering the way of life of American Indians. In this lesson, students will explore a Day in the Life of a Homesteader with a park ranger. Students will learn what it took to file a Homestead Act claim and how people survived to make a life and receive the patent for their land.

The program format at the CILC web site provides additional information about the program. Program details from CILC website.

Additional programs offered by Homestead National Monument includes A School Day in 1872, Follow the Buffalo, and the Homestead Act of 1862.

As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at https://goo.gl/mFU4X5

Subject(s):Social Science
Grade Levels:Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
URL:https://www.nps.gov/home/learn/education/learning/index.htm
Meeting Time:Schedule upon request by teacher
Duration:40 minutes
Registration Info:To register for one of the Homestead National Monument Service programs contact the program provider (see Provider Information below). For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.

Tech Requirements:Video conferencing systems or desktop applications such as Lifesize ClearSea, Zoom.
Cost:$0.00
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Provider Information
Provider Name:Homestead National Monument of America
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Description:With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever.
URL:http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm
Contact:Dave Graveline or Susan Cook
Phone Number:402-223-3514
Email:home_education@nps.gov