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ERIC Number: ED437302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-10
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story. Teaching with Historic Places.
Weber, Laine
This lesson explores the life of Adeline Hornbek, a single mother of four who became a successful homesteader in Colorado by taking advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed unmarried, widowed, or divorced women to claim land as head of a household. The lesson can be used for teaching about the Homestead Act, the western expansion, or units on women's history. The lesson is divided into the following teaching sections: (1) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (2) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Florissant, Colorado and Surrounding Region, 1891; Hornbek Homestead; and Homestead Plots in the Florissant Region); (3) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (The Story of Adeline Hornbek; The Proper Victorian Lady; and Homestead Proof: Testimony of Claimant); (4) "Visual Evidence: Images," (Hornbek Homestead; A Representative Barn); and (5) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Homesteading; Homesteading in the Local Region; and Researching Important Women). (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Register of Historic Places, Washington, DC. Interagency Resources Div.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado