1850-1874 Beef Moves to Nebraska

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Just how long was the Long Drive? Learners investigate the movement of cattle in the Great Plains during the mid-1800s. They incorporate photographic, newspaper, video, and primary source evidence into their posters, artwork, and written interpretations of a life moving cattle in Nebraska during the era of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Homestead Act. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the class into reading teams for learners who struggle with understanding the material and with completing a worksheet
  • Place large prints of the photos around the room to view as a reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons designed for grades four and eight but may be modified for high school classes
  • Resource provides teacher rubrics for each lesson
  • Includes printable worksheets and materials for classroom use
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