This Song and Lesson Packet includes
- An MP3 of the song Homesteaders
- A synopsis/lyric handout with bold key terms
- A vocabulary and definitions handout
- A differentiated 3 tiered worksheet designed for your lower, middle, and highest achieving students.
This song, Homesteaders, tells the story of the Homestead Act. This song follows a family who has fallen on hard times since the Civil War and decides to answer a "poster" seen in their local market that promises "160 acres if you settle out West". Students will understand the hopes and dreams of those who went west, and the hard lives of the 'sodbuster'.
Key terms and vocabulary include Homesteaders, sodbusters, and more.
This song can be sampled at HistoryTunes@iTunes
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