On The Banks Of Plum Creek Pioneer Life

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Here is an introduction to Minnesota pioneer life of the 1800's using vocabulary terminology from a related unit.

Here is an introduction to Minnesota pioneer life of the 1800's using vocabulary terminology from a related unit.

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  • 1. Minnesota Pioneer Life of the 1800’s A Trip Through the Imagination
  • 2. What would life be like if we traveled back in time? Let’s imagine…
  • 3. To begin, we have to imagine we are the first people to settle a new land. Who are we?
  • 4. Pioneers.
  • 5. Some of us may wear cotton fabric that has a design on it. What’s that called?
  • 6. Calico.
  • 7. We’re traveling across the huge fields of grass. Where are we?
  • 8. The prairie.
  • 9. And on our travels, we arrive in an area of land that’s owned by the government. Where are we?
  • 10. Minnesota Territory.
  • 11. After entering Minnesota Territory, we locate a thick patch of trees or bushes. What is it?
  • 12. A thicket.
  • 13. Look! Over in the distance is a small, rounded hill. What is it?
  • 14. Right! A knoll.
  • 15. Let’s make this our homestead. What’s a homestead?
  • 16. The land and buildings a person owns.
  • 17. On our homestead, we will need to build a home.
  • 18. Where might we live if our home is “dug out” of the ground?
  • 19. A dugout. If we also had to use the top layer of soil and grass, what would we need?
  • 20. Sod.
  • 21. Could we build a small addition to our home?
  • 22. Sure. That’s called a lean-to.
  • 23. Sometimes, a lean-to might be a good place to keep a container used to make butter. What is the name of this container?
  • 24. A churn.
  • 25. As pioneer children, we may need to write our school lessons on a handheld chalkboard. What do we call this?
  • 26. A slate.
  • 27. Can you imagine we are pioneers?
  • 28. One more question…
  • 29. Do you think there are pioneers today?
  • 30. Let’s imagine…