Homeschool Day- Migration West and the Homesteading Act of 1862

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Homeschool Day- Migration West and the Homesteading Act of 1862

Learn about when, how and why people chose to make Colorado their home.

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Aurora History Museum 15051 East Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012

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  • 2 hours
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Why did people come to Colorado? How did they make a living? Did anyone live here before the Europeans? We will give a brief overview of migration into Colorado at various time periods and focus on the homesteading movement in the late 1800s. Students will analyze historic documents, view household artifacts typical of the late 1800s homestead, dress in costumes, design their own homestead and more!

Aurora History Museum's 2-hour Homeschool program is aimed at elementary through middle grade students and their parents. Each month will have a new theme with several educational opportunities for students. Work with museum professionals and educators to expand on your homeschool curriculum.

Date: February 14, 2023

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: Aurora History Museum - 15051 E Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012

Cost: $7 per student - includes one adult - adult must be present for program.

Only paid, ticketed students will be able to participate in activities and crafts. Please sign siblings up as "non-participating" after entering the number of students.