Going Old School In Lincoln – Getting an Education on the Western Frontier

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Learn about the trials and tribulations of bringing education to the rural frontier west.

Description

In this lesson, students will learn about a time before public education, when teaching people to read, write, and speak English was desirable, but not always available. Through a video describing the challenges for both children and teachers, students will understand what it took to bring education to the untamed west and the significance of establishing educational structure in a community.

Program Duration: 45-60 min. w/ Q&A

 

Additional information

Presenter

Fort Stanton & Lincoln Historic Sites

Subject

Social Studies

Topic

History, Westward Expansion

Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult