Who owns the land? Who decides?

kerry wynn, mickey ebert, november 2012, west

Dr. Kerry Wynn from Washburn University and Mickey Ebert, Education Liasion from the National Archives, presented information and strategies to help teachers understand who owned the land in the American West and how ownership was determined?

iPad App / Resources Suggestion Form


Print materials (pdfs):
DocsTeach Lessons Aligned to Common Core

Last Homestead Act DEI
Tribal Histories: Educators Resource Guide / Lesson Plans


Dr. Kerry Wynn

Mickey Ebert


Useful links:
Historical Thinking Poster

Animated Map Showing Loss of Tribal Lands
Changes in the Land (book)
How Do I Begin Building a Google Earth Lit Trip?
Google Earth Resources

8 Wonders of Kansas Google Earth activity

Kansas Memory County Atlas / Plat Maps (maps broken down by sections) / Also here
Kansas GenWeb (Many counties have links to towns and historical maps)
1895 Kansas Census (KSHS)
Census Finder / Kansas