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Building a Sod House

Grade Levels

10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Kindergarten

Course, Subject

Geography

Description

Building a sod house? It's not as easy as it seems! In this interactive activity, taken from the "OurStory", students imagine being settlers on the open prarie with the need to build a home for themselves.

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Building a Sod House

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