Everything you need to understand or teach Pioneer Women by Joanna Stratton.
PIONEER WOMEN: VOICES FROM THE KANSAS FRONTIER recounts the history of frontier life in Kansas in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Intent on providing a platform for the forgotten voices of the past, this historical account is interwoven with excerpts from personal correspondence, diaries, and memoirs from some of the ordinary women who struggled through frontier life first-hand.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 lured many settlers to the Kansas Territory with the promise of cheap land. Water, timber, and good land were oftentimes hard to come by; those who couldn't build a log cabin had to make do with sod houses made with bricks carved from the very land itself. Fire, tornadoes, floods, droughts, blizzards, and even grasshopper infestations were constant sources of worry and strife on the plains. Native Americans, bullied and tricked by government land treaties in a perpetual effort to push them west, sometimes...
Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: