Senate Hearings on Homestead Act

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Students research the Homestead Act.  In this American history lesson, students explore the background and process of settlement in the Great Plains in the 1800's.  After they develop a greater understanding of the Homestead Act, they prepare and present a mock Senate hearing which includes arguments for and against the Act.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Government
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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Year
2006