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19th Century Communities

This class  is geared towards the third grade level and above.  Students will study the characteristics of communities of the 19th century, and examine the diverse communities of Native Americans, early plains settlers and booming railroad towns. Local government and laws within the communities as well as their impact on citizens will be discussed. Financial considerations such as bartering, trading, marketing of goods and taxation will be explored.  Community patterns such as land use, roads, etc. will be studied. Hands-on activities will include mapping of towns and communities, role playing of community members, and decision making as a community.