Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Women Who Paved the Way: Exploring Women Homesteaders and Suffragists

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

Subject(s):AgricultureScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:Grade 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