text analysis

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Justin R. Bailey
Rachel McCormick
Chris Crouch
Susan Weston
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
9, 10
High (9-12)

Students take on the 1,400 words of the Homestead Act of 1862, figure out its main requirements by reading closely, and test their understanding against Charles Ingalls’ successful homestead claim, using history-oriented websites to fill in needed background. (Yes, the primary documents come...