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Portrait of a “typical” homesteaders. By Mateusz Popiel. Dificulties for first homesteaders. Lack of drinking water Lack of medicine (alcohol as universal medicine) Poor education opportunities Poverty Hard ground for plants Small communities Big families Difficulties in communication

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dificulties for first homesteaders
Dificulties for first homesteaders
  • Lack of drinking water
  • Lack of medicine (alcohol as universal medicine)
  • Poor education opportunities
  • Poverty
  • Hard ground for plants
  • Small communities
  • Big families
  • Difficulties in communication
  • Difficultieswith transportcaused by lack of goodroads
typical homesteaders
Typical homesteaders
  • Big family – more than 5 kids
  • Foreigners
  • Only few dollars at the beginning
  • Small knowledge of farming
  • Homesickness (for old countries or lands)
education opportnities
Education opportnities
  • Far away from schools
  • Sometimes unable to go to school during summer or inter season
  • Different ideologies
factor s that moves people to look for luck during western e x pansion
Factor's that moves people to look for luck during western expansion
  • Willing to help country
  • Wishof adventure
  • Hope forbetter life
  • Free land
  • Poverty
  • Gold rush (little bit later)
important values of pioneer life
Important values of pioneer life
  • Serve for country (sometimes new country)
  • Survive in prairie
  • Raise plants
  • Settled own farm
  • Educate children of past
  • Buildupown community
life story of willa cather
Life story of Willa Cather
  • As a life story during Western expansion we might use example of Willa Cather
  • She settled with her family in small town (Red Cloud) in Nebraska when she was a kid
  • She struggle to get education and instead help on family farm like other homesteaders kids
  • After she grew up and become adult she moved into eastern cities to get higher education
  • She start her own career as a writers and get popularity writing mainly about life in new discovered lands as homesteaders
life stories of women during the western expansion
Life stories of women during the Western expansion
  • Hard work all year no matter what season or weather
  • Often struggling with male work
  • Hard time with organizing food for all family
  • Not equal rights for women at that time
  • Discrimination (voting rights for woman not until 1920 in USA)
  • Stereotype of woman
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Quiz
  • When women get voting rights in USA

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  • Name the town where Willa Cather lived with family at the beginning her life in Nebraska

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  • Name the universal medicine back them

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  • Did all settler know the Englishlanguage?

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  • Did kids back the have good education opportunities

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