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Homestead National Monument of America

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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.

2019-2020

2015-2016

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Homestead National Monument of America

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FREE - A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

"Free land!" was the cry, but that doesn't mean it was easy! A Day in the Life of a Homesteader lets students compare and contrast their lives with that of a Homesteader and determine if they think they would want to file a claim.

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FREE - A School Day in 1872

The Homestead Act of 1862 defines the American Dream. With that American Dream came parents' dreams of education for their children. One-room schoolhouses popped up across the country. Explore what a school day was like during the Homestead Era!

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FREE - Follow the Buffalo

Follow the Buffalo examines how American Indians utilized the American bison for survival and the impacts the Homestead Act of 1862 had on their way of life.

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FREE - Homestead Act of 1862 (6th-12th grades)

The Homestead Act changed the complexion of the United States and the world forever. The offer of free land encouraged millions from all across the globe to collect in the United States. The Homestead Act defines the American Dream! Under this...

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FREE - Homestead Act of 1862 (K-5th grades)

The Homestead Act changed the complexion of the United States and the world forever. The offer of free land encouraged millions from all across the globe to collect in the United States. The Homestead Act defines the American Dream! Under this...

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

What do the Homestead Act and the Women's Suffrage Movement have in common? More than you think! Women Who Paved the Way explores how the two events were intertwined and examines the women who broke down barriers and paved the way for modern women.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Government Agency

Contact

David Graveline-Education Program Specialist   home_education@nps.gov
8523 West State Hwy 4
Beatrice NE 68310
402-223-3514
United States

http://www.nps.gov/home

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Homestead National Monument of America cover:

International
Social Studies/History
Foreign/World Languages
Health/Physical Education
Language Arts/English
Mathematics
Sciences
Technology/Information Science
Literacy
Writing
Reading
Problem Solving
Curriculum
Standards
esl English as a Second Language (Spanish)