American Pioneers and Settling the Great Plains

Video title: Settling the Great Plains

Use this American Pioneering video entitled Settling the Great Plains to study the Homestead Act and the Ordinance of 1787, and the difference between deed-holding farmers and squatters.

Learn how the Civil War, in 1862, temporarily halted the pioneering movement. Discover the importance of the Ordinance of 1787 and the Homestead Act, to this episode of pioneering. Discover how the Great Plains, America's last frontier, was settled, and how the advent of the steel plow enabled the pioneers to farm the rich prairie soil.

 

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American Pioneers and Settling the Great Plains . Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Native Americans on The Plains. Learn about Settling the Great Plains. Name the states within the Old Northwest Territory and explore the hardships and rewards found in the everyday existence of the early pioneers.
  • Discover the riches of the land as pioneering farmer's established new settlements that would become the legacy of today's farming industry.
  • Discover the difference between deed-holding farmers and squatters.
  • Learn the names and dates for the two documents important to this episode in pioneering, the Homestead Act and the Ordinance of 1787.
  • Describe the crops, clothing, tools, and shelters used by pioneers.
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