The President Lincoln and the Homestead Act traveling trunk was designed by Homestead National Historical Park staff. This trunk uses student-centered activities to increase student's knowledge of the Homestead Act of 1862 and westward expansion. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment. It integrates written and oral activies, role playing, photo analysis and pretzels to enhance your student's learning.
The trunk includes curriculum materials, books, and photos that can be integrated into history, social studies, art, reading, and language arts curriculum. Additionally, the curriculum materials include student station sheets, so students can rotate stations without the teacher having to repeat instructions.
Grace, a Buddy Bison, travels with the President Lincoln and the Homestead Act K-3 traveling trunk. She records all of her adventures. Be sure if you request this trunk that you email photos and stories of her adventures with your class. Your class can then track her travels all year long.