Students engage in a group activity where they choose their role in their frontier family. They "encounter" the trials and tribulations of a Great Plains farm family and must make decisions around each turn in order to survive.
This is an introductory activity to turn of the century immigration. This activity should be done before telling the students that you are talking about immigration that way they can look at you funny wondering why you are talking about martians in
This is a great activity to incorporate math into history, as well as help students understand difficult concepts of economics in industrialization and big business. Students create a business on paper and must work through all of the economic ends