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Nebraska Trailblazer #5: Settlers Homes
Materials and Vocabulary


Materials:

Nebraska Trailblazers
Resource Sheets
      1. Coloring page
      2. Nebraska map with rivers
      3. Pioneer reminiscences of early Nebraska homes
      4. Checkup
          Checkup answer sheet
crayons
recyclables
scissors
glue
pencils

Vocabulary:

lath and plaster - a building technique to create an interior wall. The builder nails small boards side by side to the frame of the house and then plasters over the top.
mortar - a mixture of sand, cement, and water used to hold stone or brick together
mosquito bars - tall bars attached to the corners of a bed. These bars created a frame or canopy on which to hang mosquito netting.
oil curtains - curtains made of fabric that has been soaked in oil. This makes the fabric water-proof, but allows light to come in. Oil curtains were used instead of glass windows.
siding - wood covering the exterior of a house
whitewash - a very thin paint used on the interior walls of sod homes


 


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