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The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie...
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Millionaire Game Review: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review the westward expansion, game-show style. Twelve hot topics related to the westward expansion, if answered correctly, will make your class winners in the game of American history. The game is modeled after the once-popular TV show,...
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Our First Families

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities in which the Washington Post Newspaper is used to reinforce concepts pertaining to the history of the Washington, D.C. area.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss settlers and their needs. In this settlement lesson, students discuss the reasons why people settle in an area and their needs. Students then work in groups to find a location to settle on the map of Newland. Students...
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Factors Contributing To the U.S. Dominance of the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the painting Columbia by John Gast. They discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and the role of different groups (miners, missionaries, fur trappers, farmers, etc.) in the Americanization of the West. In groups, they...
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Native Americans of Our Region

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners describe the life of a Native American tribe native to their area. They form small groups and visit stations in the classroom to read about various Native American tribes. They write journal entries and draw pictures of the...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15...
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The Iron Horse vs. the Buffalo: Indian-Settler Conflict on the Great Plains

For Teachers 10th
The Iron Horse encroached upon the land while conflicts escalated between Native Americans and the settlers. Sophomores study the print, American Progress then discuss how American progress affected Native Americans. They will study the...
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Transcontinental Railroad

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explain the development of the American West following the Civil War. They also explore the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Pacific Railway Act of 1862. They also participate in a simulation about the American West.
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The Quest for Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how settlers created and cooked over open fires.  In this home economics instructional activity, students will learn how to make a safe, open fire and will cook a meal over it.
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Survey Perseverance

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners research the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and arrange events into chronological order.
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State of Affairs Between the Native Americans and the European Settlers

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners examine relationship and contact between Native Americans and European Settlers, using primary sources.
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Bartering: Then and Now

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define the word barter and participate in a barter session. They make a written comparison of the early fur trade and their experience in the classroom "Barter Day".
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Picturing America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Teachers look here! You'll find a treasure trove of images, all representing the face of young America. There are 27 different paintings that depict early settlers, the landscape, Native Americans, and famous folk throughout early...
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Where the Buffalo Roam

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore what life in the Chicago area was like hundreds of years ago. They discuss how settlers impacted the environment, and why there are no longer herds of buffalo in the Chicago area today. They read an article and...
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Taming Wild Land

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders consider the habitat needs of living things and how extensive farming in an area can affect the plants and animals of a region. They participate in a simulation to show how changing the habitat in one area can greatly...
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Why Do You Live Where You Do?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify reasons why settlers bought land from the railroad and not a Homestead grant. Using that information, they compare and contrast the types of land given in each situation. They discuss the reasons why given...
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Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a skit. In this Native American history instructional activity, students read a book about Native Americans and answer comprehension questions. Students then read a story about the Wampanoag people and work in...
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Marquette and Joliet Explore the Mississippi in 1673

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students locate and name the St. Lawrence River, the five Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River on a modern map. They find Quebec, Michilimackinac, Wisconsin, and Chicago on that map. They find the same places on a 1681 map.
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Lives of Native Americans and Settlers

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Students assess the effect of contact between the Native Americans and Europeans after 1492. They explore the lives of the early European colonists and the Native Americans living along the East Coast of North America. Lesson contains...
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For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study factual information about Louisiana including the state flag, bird, tree, and important geographical points using the Internet and maps. They explain the different groups that settled the state in this mini-unit.
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Descriptive Paragraph Using Differing Points of View in History

For Teachers 1st
First graders write a descriptive paragraph about either a Native American or a settler. In this descriptive writing lesson, 1st graders look at a photo of either a Native American or a settler and make inferences. They fill out a point...
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American Settlement of the Great Plains

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the Great Plains. For this American settlement lesson, 7th graders create a map of the settled areas in the United States. Students discuss the struggle between settlers and the Native Americans.
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Kansas Prairie Homes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read about settlers in Kansas and the adaptations they made in order to build different kinds of houses. In this Kansas settlers lesson plan, students participate in choral reading and retell information they learn.