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FREE - A School Day in 1872

by  Homestead National Historical Park

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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. Homesteaders placed a high value on public education and would often build simple one-room
schoolhouses before their permanent homes. Students and a park ranger will
explore A School Day in 1872 in this lesson, comparing and contrasting education on the frontier with their own education today.

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Homestead National Monument of America does not charge a fee for any of its programs.

Length

30-35 minutes, but can be adjusted to fit any schedule


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

None

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum number of participants, however groups of 20-30 are preferred for more interaction.


Primary Disciplines

Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science, Writing


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Homestead National Historical Park

Beatrice, NE
United States

The Homestead Act of 1862 transformed the world. Millions were invited to file claims including, families, immigrants, single women, and freed slaves. Over 10 percent of the United States was homesteaded! The land, long inhabited by American Indian cultures, changed forever. Homesteaders created settlements and farms, drove industrial advancement, and built our nation chasing the American Dream.

Contact:
Education Program Specialist
home_education@nps.gov
402-223-3514

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with a brief introduction to the National Park Service for first time students of our programs.
2. What the requirements of the Homestead Act were and how it brought people west to settle. .
3. Students will compare and contrast life in a classroom in 1872 and today.
4. Summary and questions.

Objectives

The participant will:
- develop an understanding of the requirements of receiving Free Land under the Homestead Act of 1862.
- learn about life in the homesteading era.
- compare and contrast a school day in 1872 with that of one today.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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



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.K-4.3 THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND VALUES AND THE PEOPLE FROM MANY CULTURES WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ITS CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL HERITAGE
Understands the causes and nature of movements of large groups of people into and within the United States, now and 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 Native Americans
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

NSS-USH.5-12.6 ERA 6: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNITED STATES (1870-1900)
Understands how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed the American people