Journal from the Great Plains (Homestead Act of 1862)

Journal from the Great Plains (Homestead Act of 1862)
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This is a research project in which I have my students create a primary source, in this case a diary/journal detailing their experiences on the Great Plains. This project coincides with my unit on Westward Expansion after the Civil War. Students have to create three to five journal entries telling a story based on the geography, inventions and adaptations, and interactions and conflict with American/Native Americans. This is a great project that can be adapted to fit the needs of primary and secondary teachers. Students are very creative and have made their journals to look really old by submerging their papers in coffee. I also have students create Wordles and then post their Wordles on a bulletin. It's really neat. (www.wordle.net)
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