TABLE OF
CONTENTS

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PRE-1500
  A Sense of Geologic Time
    4.5 Billion Years Ago: Earth Forms
7 Activities
Ashfall
    10 Million Years Ago
5 Activities
Nebraska’s Ice Age
    2 Million to 10 Thousand Years Ago
4 Activities
First Human Residents
    12 Thousand Years Ago
3 Activities
Nebraska's First Farmers
    1000 Years Ago
9 Activities
Sites:
Lime Creek, Schultz, Arner, Patterson

    9000 to 600 Years Ago
    in South Western, Western, Central,
    & Eastern Nebraska
4 Lesson Plans:
Lime Creek Site
Schultz Site
Arner Site
Patterson Site

1500-1799
  Emergence of Historic Tribes
    1600 Native Tribes Return to the Plains
5 Activities
First Contact: Expanding Trade
    1541 Coronado Reaches "Quivera"
2 Activities
Horses Change Native Lives
    1650 Horses Stolen from Spanish
1 Activity
Villasur Sent to Nebraska
    1720
1 Activity
Geopolitical Power Shifts
    1700s
1 Activity

1800-1849
  Louisiana Purchase Opens the West
    1803
8 Activities, Lewis &
Clark Lesson Plan
Fur Traders and Missionaries
    1807
8 Activities
Forts Built
    1819
4 Activities
Routes West: Missouri & Platte Rivers
    Mid-1800s Mormon & Oregon Trails
6 Activities, Covered
Wagon Lesson Plan

1850-1874
  Kansas-Nebraska Act Signed
    1854
4 Activities
Native Americans & Settlers
    1854-1857 NE Tribes Give Up Lands
5 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
African American Settlers
    1855
5 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
1862 Homestead Act Signed
    The Challenges of the Plains
    Who Were the Settlers?

9 Activities, 4 Lesson Plans
10 Activities 5 Lesson Plans
Beef Moves to Nebraska
    1500s to Civil War
Cattle Drives Lesson Plan
Beef Issue Lesson Plan
Railroads & Settlement
    1862 Union Pacific Railroad
7 Activities, 3 Lesson Plans
Notable Nebraskan J. Sterling Morton
    1872 Founder of Arbor Day
Life of Service Lesson Plan

1875-1899
  Trial of Standing Bear
    1875
20 Activities
Dawes Act
    1877
1 Lesson Plan
Notable Nebraskan
    Susan La Flesche Picotte 1865-1915
1 Lesson Plan
High Falutin’ Beef
    Breeding, Ranching Styles, Stockyards
Ranching Styles
Beef Industry Economics
Lesson Plans
Roots of Progressivism
    1870-1900
4 Activities
Solomon Butcher Photographs
    Visual History of Custer County
1 Activity

1900-1924
  Progressive Movement
    Turn of the Century
3 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
Reforming Beef
    Cattle Barons v. Grangers
Land Fraud
Home on the Range Lesson Plans
Limited Voting Rights for Women
    1917 Approved in Nebraska
5 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
Notable Nebraskan
    1886-1948 Father Edward J. Flanagan
Mind Notes Lesson Plan
Nebraska Prohibits Alcohol
    1916
4 Activities
Racial Riot in Omaha
    1919
7 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
Native American Citizenship
    1924
4 Activities

1925-1949
  Notable Nebraskan Edwin Perkins
    1927 Inventor of "Kool-Ade"
1 Lesson Plan
Notable Nebraskan George W. Morris
    U.S. Congressman & U.S. Senator
1 Lesson Plan
Notable Nebraskan Mildred Brown
    1938 Founded Omaha Star Newspaper
1 Lesson Plan
Tri-County Project
    1920s & ’30s Drought & Dust Bowl
10 Lesson Plans
Beef Goes Modern
    Genetics, Black Market, Blizzard of ’49
Operation Haylift
Lesson Plan
Nebraska & World War II
    1941 Pearl Harbor
4 Activities
Nebraskans on the Front Lines
    Women, Objectors, National Guard
5 Activities
On the Homefront
    N.P. Canteen, Bonds, Rationing
13 Activities 2 Lesson Plans
Arsenal for Democracy
    Bomber Plants
6 Activities
POWs
    Far from the Battleground
4 Activities
Nebraska Helps Win WW2
    Omaha Builds A-Bomb Plane
3 Activities
The War
    Nebraska Stories
5 Lesson Plans

1950-1974
  A Cold War and a Hot Bomb
    1950 Defense Increased 350%
5 Activities
Living in an Atomic Age
    Roads, Cars, TV, Space Race
5 Activities
The Red Menace
    McCarthyism, Loyalty Oaths
4 Activities
Creation of SAC
    General LeMay, Missles
5 Activities
Civil Defense
    Fallout Shelters, Underground Capitol
5 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
Beef State
    Industrial Cattle Feeding, Meatpacking
Beef State
Omaha Stockyards
Lesson Plans

1975-1999
  Crisis in Agriculture
    Farmers Strike
2 Activities, 1 Lesson Plan
Foreclosures Lead to Violence
    Arthur Kirk, Nickel Auctions, Farm Aid
7 Activities
"No Corporate Farms"
    I-300 Amendment
3 Activities
Alternative Markets
    Communications, Infrastructure
4 Activities
End of the Cold War
    1989 Berlin Wall Torn Down
 

2000-2024
  Nebraska Beef Goes Global
    "Sane Cows", Hispanic Migration,
    Beef Life Cycle, Cowboy Culture
Beef Life Cycle
Migration's Impact
Lesson Plans