Far and Away: The Oklahoma Land Rush
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The colonists participate in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 with the hope of claiming a piece of land for themselves. This clip illustrates the transportation methods of the settlers at the time as well as the current situation: that land is up for grabs.

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  1. How would you describe the scene of the land rush?
  2. What kinds of transportation did colonists use?
  3. How do you think colonists felt?

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    Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account o...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the effects of legislative acts such as the Homestead Act, the Dawes Act, and the Morrill Act.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe how the economic impact of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Homestead Act contributed ...

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