The Homestead Act and Populism - Students follow the life of a homesteader

$3.95

Grade Levels
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Subjects
Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Resource Type
Activities, Simulations
Formats Included
Zip, Google Apps™
Pages
17 pages + 45 slides

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Description

In this lesson, students experience the trials and tribulations of homesteading by following the experiences of a homesteader. They will learn about the significance of the Homestead Act, and then they’ll follow five years of homesteading life to see the difficulties of homesteading. As a culminating activity, students will learn about Populism and connect that topic to the experience of homesteading. This lesson requires in-class participation and it cannot be made digital. You can see more in the preview here – Homesteading and Populism

Included in this resource:

  • Classroom Presentation – Made to be utilized in an in-class situation with students. This lesson requires in-class participation and it cannot be made digital. – Google Slides link (located in lesson plan)
  • Handout for Students – Printable version that is made to coordinate with the classroom presentation – (PDF, Google Slides link, and PowerPoint)
  • Lesson Plan for implementation

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