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Laura Ingalls Wilder

TheHomeSchoolMom Laura Ingalls Wilder Resources

Laura Ingalls Wilder is known for writing the "Little House" series of books based on her childhood growing up in an American pioneer family. Since 1931, beginning with Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books have been in continuous print. Her books are translated in over 40 languages.

Born - February 2, 1867

Died - February 10, 1957

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"Little House" Lesson Plans and Activities  (Y, M, T)
TeachingBooks.net hosts a collection of downloadable lesson plans, reader guides, activies, games, and puzzles for 13 of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books.

ALA, ALSC Respond to Wilder Medal Name Change  (M, O, T)
In 2018, the American Library Association changed the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children's Literature Legacy Award. This press release from the organization provides background as to why the name was changed.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page  (M, O, T)
"Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page" is a documentary that must be viewed on PBS or via paid membership, but the documentary website contains a lot of free resources for additional learning. The website hosts in-depth articles on specific topics, quizzes, bingo cards, and more.

Letter from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Rose Wilder Lane  (O)
Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane's mother-daughter relationship, as well as their co-writing process via the letters they exchanged. From Archives.gov.

Letter from Rose Wilder Lane to Laura Ingalls Wilder  (O)
Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane's mother-daughter relationship, as well as their co-writing process via the letters they exchanged. From Archives.gov.

The Little House on the Prairie Was Built on Native American Land  (M, O, T)
An article from Smithsonian Magazine that addresses some of the problematic racial undertones in the "Little House" series, as well as differing perspectives on how to address them.

Kansas Settlers on the Osage Diminished Reserve: A Study of Little House on the Prairie  (M, O)
A historic look at the Osage Tribe and the legislation that allowed the Ingalls family to settle there.

Laura's Little Houses  (Y, M)
Laura's Little Houses: A Guide to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Sites is an ebook published by the Notgrass Family. It provides information on twelve sites related to Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder and their families. The ebook is free with submission of your email address (you will only receive email if you check the box to subscribe).

Little House on the Prairie (Companion Site)  (Y, M, O)
The official site of the Little House on the Prairie documentary, the site includes history, lesson plans, activities for many ages, geography information for sites from Laura Ingalls Wilder's life, and more.

Teaching with documents: Little House in the census  (M,O)
Students can use online copies of the 1880 census to learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography  (Y,M,O,T)
A detailed biography on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family from GardenofPraise.com.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Frontier Girl  (Y,M,O,T)
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Frontier Girl website has everything Little House on the Prairie. The website contains biographical information including maps of Laura's homes, a family tree, and a ton of additional articles and resources for learning about specific topics.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum  (Y,M)
The website contains information about Laura, the Wilder family and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri. Coloring pages, word find pages and book quizzes on the works of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography  (Y,M,O,T)
A brief background on Laura Ingalls Wilder from NotableBiographies.com.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes  (Y,M,O,T)
If you can't visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder historic homes in person, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society offers virtual tours via app. The website also offers printable resources for kids such as puzzles, activities, and coloring pages.

Walnut Grove: Childhood Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder  (Y,M,O,T)
The Walnut Grove Museum's collections are housed in a series of buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display.

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