ERIC Number: ED257713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
We Are One: Banbrytare. Teacher's Guide.
Peterson, Linda; Walsh, Tom
Designed to provide a historically accurate look at pioneer life on the Great Plains, this guide for fourth grade teachers describes the life of the Hanson family who leave Scandinavia in the 1880's for the promise of a free quarter section of land in Nebraska. By focusing on a fictitious family representative of thousands of families that migrated from Europe to the United States, students are provided with an intimate look at pioneer life. Although intended for use with a series of eight 15-minute telecasts, this teacher's manual provides telecast summaries and pre- and post-telecast activities that can be used independently of the telecasts. Lessons begin with the present and work back in time. Students examine their own situation, compare and contrast it with a particular moment in the past, make generalizations, analyze, and draw conclusions. Teachers prepare for lessons by reading to students from the "Life Book of Carolina Hanson," a principal character in the pioneer family. A grid showing objectives for each lesson is followed by an activity in which students develop a "Life Book" of their own personal histories. Eight lessons focus on the decision to migrate, getting to Nebraska, getting established, the difficulty of daily life, health care, pioneer schools, personal disasters, and cultural heritage. Activities are provided as reproducible student pages. (LH)
Descriptors: Family History, Grade 4, History Instruction, Immigrants, Intermediate Grades, Land Settlement, Learning Activities, Life Style, Local History, Quality of Life, Social History, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States History
Great Plains National ITV, P.O. Box 80669, Lincoln, NE 68501 ($2.00). Accompanying videotapes also available (purchase, $130.00; one week rental, $30.00; self dub purchase, $75.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of School Assistance & Support.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska