The Homestead Act

Eighth graders analyze the Native American's viewpoint of the Homestead Act. Using one Native American group who lived in Nebraska, they write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper discussing the Homestead Act and how it affected the Native Americans. They peer edit each other's letters and share them with the class.

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