Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:The Homestead Act of 1862 for 6-12
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 and a park ranger will explore the history leading up to the Homestead Act of 1862, examine the requirements for making a claim and receiving a patent, and think critically about the far reaching impacts of this significant piece of legislation.

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 A Day in the Life of a Homesteader.

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 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
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, Jesse M Bolli, at HOME_Education@nps.gov.

Tech Requirements:Video conferencing systems or desktop applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:Homestead National Monument of America
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.
Contact:Jesse M Bolli
Phone Number:402-223-3514