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Frontier Life and Historical Documents Supplies, Tools, and Figuring Out Inflation
Modes of transportation Food and Medicine
Native American Tribes  

 

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Frontier Life and Historical Documents:
http://www.nps.gov/home/homestead_act.html
This site provides a lot of great information about the Homestead Act such as the history of the Act and what it is.


http://montanakids.com/db_engine/subcat.asp?Subcat=Homesteading
This fun site gives a brief history of the Homestead Act.

http://www.campsilos.org/mod2/teachers/r3.shtml
Students will read about what it was like to build and live in a log cabin.

http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/fun.html
Students will have fun learning about the variety of games that pioneer children played.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/frontierlife/essay9.html
Students will read about what daily life was like on the frontier.

Modes of transportation:
http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/travel.htm#How%20did%20the%20Pioneers%20Travel
This site provides information of the types of wagons the settlers used to travel out west.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/frontierlife/essay2.html
Students can learn about the different means of transportation settlers used as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of transportation.

http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/western_clubs/northern_pacific_railroad/northern_pacific_railroad.html
This site provides a history of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/wagons.html
Students can learn about the types of wagons, the conestoga and prairie schooner, that the settlers used to travel.

Native American Tribes:
http://www.metnet.state.mt.us/teachmthistory/
This site gives a history of the Native American tribes of Montana that the pioneers might have encountered.

http://lib.lbhc.cc.mt.us/about/
This site provides many links about the history and culture of the Crow people.

Supplies, Tools, and Figuring Out Inflation:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/frontierlife/essay2.html
Students can read about the types of supplies the homesteaders planned to take on their move out west by reading the supply list written by a Montana settler.

http://www.usagold.com/gildedopinion/RoseInflation.html
This site explains inflation and gives a history of inflation.

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
Students will use this site to perform their inflation calculations.

Food and Medicine:
http://www.selah.wednet.edu/SOAR/Projects2000/PioneerWeb/medicine.html
This site describes some of the homemade remedies and treatments that pioneers used to treat illnesses. The site also includes a description of some of the foods that pioneers grew and ate.

http://library.thinkquest.org/6400/first-aid.htm
The site offers information about the types of illnesses pioneers experienced and the natural remedies they used to treat them.

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Date Updated December 9, 2004
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