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1850-1874 The Kansas-Nebraska Act

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How the Kansas-Nebraska Act created Bleeding Kansas is complicated—until scholars research and examine documents from the time. After completing activities that include mapping, photo, document analysis, and discussion, learners...
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why did Stephen Douglas support the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854? Why did Abraham Lincoln oppose it? Young historians examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the political balance between free and slave states and explore how...
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Popular Sovereignty Under the Kansas-Nebraska Act

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the implications of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In this slavery lesson, 7th graders examine a map of 1820 America and discuss the balance of power implied by the map. Students then read Stephen Douglas's speech on...
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Causes of the Civil War: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and Kansas Nebraska Act

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How did the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act contribute to the growing tensions that led to the Civil war? To better understand the events that led to the Civil War, young historians engage in a...
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Nebraska Crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the phrases associated with Nebraska. Students complete the puzzle with 10 words about Nebraska.
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Nebraska Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this vocabulary worksheet, students read the vocabulary associated with Nebraska. Students complete the 10 examples using the words in the word box.
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Nebraska Alphabet Activity

For Students 5th - 6th
In this alphabet activity worksheet, students study the words associated with the state of Nebraska. Students write the 10 words into alphabetical order.
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Nebraska Statehood

For Students 5th - 6th
In this statehood activity activity, students draw a picture related to the state of Nebraska and fill in information about the state.
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Nebraska Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this word search worksheet, students review the terms associated with the state of Nebraska. Students then locate the words within the word search.
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Wagons West!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Through learning about the Oregon Trail and Nebraska, learners evaluate the elements of historical fiction. Coming with a comprehensive bibliography, this lesson plan has your class learn about settlers traveling along the Oregon Trail,...
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Travel the Trail: Nebraska quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
The life of the pioneers was much different than the life a family today. Pupils use a "Now and Then" worksheet to compare and contrast how travel has changed over the last 100 years. Worksheets are included.
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1850-1874 Beef Moves to Nebraska

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
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...
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Nebraska Acrostic Poem

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Nebraska worksheet, students write an acrostic poem about Nebraska. Students use the letters NEBRASKA to begin each line of poetry about the state.
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Eli Thayer and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how states were identified as slave states or free states. In this Kansas-Nebraska Act lesson, students explore the work of Eli Thayer as well as the work of Thayer's supporters in Massachusetts.
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Nebraska Vocabulary Word Jumble

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive Nebraska worksheet, students examine 20 state-related words in a word bank. Students use the word bank to unscramble 20 sets of letters to match the terms in the word bank. This worksheet may also be printed...
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Nebraska Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Nebraska outline map worksheet, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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Nebraska Entrepreneur Success Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore entrepreneurs of Nebraska. In this business and social studies lesson, students research Nebraska entrepreneurs to discover the history of their successful company.
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Immigration in Nebraska

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars will examine data and research the historical backgrounds of various ethnic immigrants. In this Immigration lesson, students will examine the impact of immigration on the state of Nebraska. Young scholars will research a...
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Our Ethnic Ties-A Nebraska Calendar of Cultural Events

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the historical and cultural ties that influence the ethnic character of communities and the local economics throughout the state of Nebraska. They collect data on cities and towns that hold ethnic festivals and...
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Child Labor Laws in America and Nebraska

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students research child labor laws in Nebraska and America. In this child labor lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources regarding legislation on child labor and create posters that highlight the laws of 1907 and 1910.
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What Do You Know About Nebraska?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this online interactive Nebraska instructional activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions that require them to exhibit what they know about the state. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Nebraska's Wild Weather

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the weather in Nebraska. Using this information, they describe the cause and effect relationships in the environment based on these changes in weather. They write various types of poems with weather themes and share them...
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Nebraska Map

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Nebraska worksheet, students explore the state of Nebraska. Students are given a blank map of the state of Nebraska and are to fill in the capital, major cities, and any other state attractions on the map.
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The Role of State Government and the State Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the relationship between state and national governments. They define the principles of American federalism how the constitution outlines the powers of state and federal government. Lesson focuses on Nebraska...

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