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Main Curriculum Tie:
Background For Teachers:
Examining the lifestyles of the pioneers allows students to see how they differ from today's health practices.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Refer to the Heritage Gateways list of essential questions and themes.
Show students internet sites for finding information about pioneer health and diet. Divide up the search for diseases and diet problems among groups or individuals. Have them search for incidents, causes, and outcomes. Compile numbers if possible.
Have students share their findings with the entire class. Have them determine the possible preventative steps pioneers could have taken to eliminate or remediate the health problem.
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