Heidi Selken, October 2016

Posted: 10/8/2016


Originally filmed October 2015

Discussion: Heidi told us that the farm was homesteaded in 1874. What is a homestead? What possible challenges would a person homesteading face? How did homesteading contribute to the growth of SD?


Content Standard & Question: 4.US.1.1. Students are able to explain factors affecting the growth and expansion of South Dakota.

  1. Explain the impact of homesteading on the growth of South Dakota.  Homestead Act.


Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

  1. Heidi told us that one cow will eat 100 lbs of feed each day. How much will they eat in a week? In a month?
  2. Each cow also drink 40 gallons of water a day. How much water would they need to drink in a week? A month?


Teacher Resource: info about the homestead act