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FREE-Women Who Paved the Way: Exploring Women Homesteaders and Suffragists

from Homestead National Monument of America

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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.

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

Length

30-35, but program can be modified to fit any schedule


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

None

Maximum participants:

None


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Foreign/World Languages, Economics/Business, Family & Consumer Science, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Leadership


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Webinar
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Homestead NM offers a short series of introductory videos on our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkZ9JIAYC7GXdpxU6p1LZ05hqyJWB0Gf


Booking Information

During the months of September, October, April and May the times available for programs will be reduced as the park is heavily involved with on-site field trips during these months. However, please contact us as we may have days/times available that can work for your classroom.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Homestead National Monument of America appreciates cancellations within 48 hours. If a program is cancelled, every effort will be made to reschedule.

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Homestead National Monument of America

Beatrice, NE
United States

With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and formerly enslaved people 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. Homestead National Monument of America interprets the Homestead Act of 1862 and tells the stories of the homesteading era.

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

Program Details

Format

This lesson is a general overview of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States and
the Homestead Act of 1862.

1)Brief introduction to the National Park Service and Homestead National Monument of America
2)Exploration of famous people from history; recall activity;
3) Introduction to Homestead Act of 1862 and women's role in westward expansion
4) Brief history of Women's Suffrage movement and it's purpose and symbols
5) How the Homestead and Act and Women's Suffrage are connected and continue to be relevant in contemporary United States
6) Summary and questions

Objectives

Students will know… about the Homestead Act of 1862 and the suffrage movement in the United
States
Students will understand… the interaction and influence the two movements had on each other
Students will be able to... draw connections and relevance from the two movements and apply
them to current events in the United States

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-SL.7.1 through 3
CCSS.ELA-SL.8.1 through 3
CCSS.ELA-SL.9.10.1 through 3
CCSS.ELA-SL.11.12.1 through 3


NSS-C.5-8.2 FOUNDATIONS OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
NSS-C.5-8.5 ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
NSS-G.K-12.6 THE USES OF GEOGRAPHY
NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)
NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)
NSS-USH.5-12.6 ERA 6: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNITED STATES (1870-1900)
NSS-USH.5-12.7 ERA 7: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA (1890-1930)
NSS-USH.9-12.10 ERA 10: CONTEMPORARY UNITED STATES (1968 TO THE PRESENT)