Virtual Capitol Extension Lessons

6. Extension Lesson: This Land is Our Land

PURPOSE: The James Penney murals in the vestibule of our state capitol show “The Homesteaders’ Campfire,” “The First Furrow,” and “The House Raising” honoring our ancestors who came to Nebraska to build a new life for their families.

06: Vestibule

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What You Need

SESSION 1: POSTER: PENNEY MURALS - 20 minutes
Poster

James Penney Murals
PDF 2 pgs. (11 X 17)

1.1

SESSION 2: THE HOMESTEAD ACT - 60 minutes - 2 sessions
Activity

News Reporter
PDF 2 pgs.

2.1

Activity

Reader's Theatre
PDF 5 pgs.

2.2

Discussion

The Homestead Act
PDF 1 pg.

2.3

Show What You Know

SESSION 3: DISCUSSION - 20 minutes
Discussion

Homesteading
PDF 1 pg.

3.1