American Masters | Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, March 23, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of American Masters. After watching, dive deeper with resources about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books and the real lives of settlers and the indigenous people who lived on the prairie in the late 1800s on PBS LearningMedia.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.

PBS LearningMedia

American Masters | Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page Collection

Grades 6-12
This collection of videos, discussion questions, vocabulary terms, and activities helps students take a deep dive into the lives of settlers and the indigenous people who lived on the prairie in the late 1800s. They will learn about the impacts of Westward Expansion while examining multiple perspectives of how the Homestead Act affected different cultural groups during this period in American history.

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