1. This program begins with a brief introduction to the National Park Service for first time visitors.
2. We then discuss how the Homestead Act of 1862 affected American Indians.
3. We then move into the American Indian uses of the buffalo. This discussion goes back and forth between videos, viewing of actual parts of the buffalo, and discussion.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
The participant will:
- explore the Plains American Indians' use of the buffalo.
- engage in discussion about the affects of the Homestead Act of 1862.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K1 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.6.1 through 3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1 through 3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1 through 3
NSS-G.K-12.4 HUMAN SYSTEMS
As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should
Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
Understand the processes,patterns, and functions of human settlement.
Understand how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface.
NSS-G.K-12.5 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
Understand how human actions modify the physical environment.
Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
NSS-USH.K-4.1 LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW
AND LONG AGO
Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago.
Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago.
NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)
Understands United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861,and how it affected relations with external powers and American Indians.
Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions.