2013, chad adkins, homesteading, pioneers, west

This lesson looks at the Homestead Act and how it structured settlement in the West and particularly Kansas. It also discusses what the settlers have to do to be successful in settlement,and will introduce the homesteading simulation.


Understanding the Slave Trade

8th grade, chad adkins, primary sources, slave, slave trade, slaves


Traveling the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails

7th grade, chad adkins, kansas, kansas history, oregon, primary sources, santa fe, seventh grade, trail

Chad's lesson is designed to review the purpose of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trail. Students will also expand their knowledge of each trail and put a plan together for a trip on each trail. This plan will include a packing list for their wagons. The students will use primary sources to help form their plans and packing list.