Clearing a field of grasshoppers in 1875. The environmental problems ... a ripened wheat field in minutes, diseases of grain and animal crops, all made ...
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Slide 1: Pioneer Life Lets explore family from the past!
Slide 2:Understanding Pioneer History
Living History Farms – Let’s take a visit!
Slide 3: Westward Expansion When, why, and how? Click on the prairie below to watch a movie and find out!
Slide 4:Why not build a log house?
Did all pioneers live in a log home? Why or why not?
Slide 5:Five Frontiers of the Iowa Pioneers
Slide 6:Indian Land Cessions
Slide 7:Pioneer Detectives
Mystery Photo from Campsilos Share with your group your guesses. Keep track in your journals what you are thinking! Also brainstorm other ways you think farming has changed from the past to now.
Slide 8:Clearing a field of grasshoppers in 1875.
The environmental problems of raising a crop in a hostile environment also plagued western farmers. Droughts and bitter winter blizzards, great hail storms sweeping across the prairies that could flatten a ripened wheat field in minutes, diseases of grain and animal crops, all made economic survival perilous. In the 1870s, waves of grasshoppers moved across the plains at will, devouring everything in their path
Slide 9:Grasshopper & Locust Background
Let’s Look at some more information about the plagues of grasshoppers and locusts!
Slide 10:ANNALS OF IOWA Vol. 4, No. 46 July, 1900 THE GRASSHOPPER INVASION. BY THE LATE EX-GOV. CYRUS C. CARPENTER
Slide 11:Surviving on the Frontier!
Would you be a survivor?