Life on the Prairie

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Objectives
  • Students will use vocabulary related to prairie life.
  • Students will learn about household items used by prairie families.
  • Students will make judgments about the challenges and rewards of prairie life.

Materials

Procedures

  1. Introduce key vocabulary: ceramics, display, exhibits, museum, preparation, prairie.
  2. Have students work individually to complete the Life on the Prairie worksheet as they visit both websites.
  3. Set aside a time for students to share what they have learned from the websites.

Assessment

  • Use the rubric to assess students' understanding of prairie life in the 1800s.

Extension Activities

  • Choose from a large collection of cross-curricular activities for all grade levels.
  • Have groups work together to create Same/Different charts, comparing prairie life in the 1800s with prairie life today.

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