The Homestead Act of 1862 was gender-blind allowing women to claim 160 acres of land just like men could. As women homesteaders were helping to homestead the west, suffragists fought to secure the right to vote for women across the United States. The Homestead Era and Women's Suffrage movement were intertwined and left a tremendous impact on history. In this lesson students and a park ranger will explore how women homesteaders and suffragists broke down gender barriers and paved the way for modern women.
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 Day in the Life of a Homesteader, 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