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HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie, what the inside of their homes looked like and what their daily chores would have been. Free

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A School Day in 1872

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this lesson Park Rangers will examine the requirements to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862 and the differences in a school day today and in 1872.

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Follow the Buffalo

Examine the use of land for survival and the importance of the buffalo to Plains Indians.

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The Homestead Act of 1862

The Homestead Act of 1862 impacted the United States in numerous ways. In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 populated the west and the needs of those settling. Discussion includes how the United States acquired the land given away and the specific requirements to claim one's free land. Free

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