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Life on the Prairie Worksheet


Name__________________________________ Date_________________

This activity will help you think about what daily life on the prairie would have been like in the 1800s.

Furniture
1. Go to the Furniture Website 1800-1850.
(http://museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1800/objects/1furniture.htm)
Study the types of furniture that prairie families used. Which of these items are still commonly used in today's homes?


Food Preparation
2. Go to the Food Preparation Website 1800-1850.
(http://museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1800/objects/1foodprep.htm)
Study the objects that prairie families used to prepare food. How are they similar to and different from items we use today?


3. What do you think you would have enjoyed about living on the prairie? What would have been hard for you? Write your answers on the back of this sheet or on a separate piece of paper.




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