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Eli Thayer and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Students determine how states were identified as slave states or free states. In this Kansas-Nebraska Act lesson, students explore the work of Eli Thayer as well as the work of Thayer's supporters in Massachusetts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Where is Kansas?
Students explore U.S. Geography by analyzing a map. In this state vs. country lesson, students utilize a U.S. map and locate the state of Kansas before researching the history and customs of the state. Students collaborate as a class to celebrate the birthday of Kansas and complete several state worksheets.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Civil War Comes to Kansas: The Battle of Mine Creek
Seventh graders explore the impact of Price's Raid and the Battle of Mine Creek. In this American Civil War lesson, 7th graders examine a list of events based on the war in Kansas and then put them in chronological order. Students also complete a mapping activity based on the raid and battle.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
I Live in Kansas!
Student research and apply information about communities in Kansas. In this Kansas lesson, 3rd graders study ten communities in the state, complete a booklet, and compare the communities to their own. They use the information to design a poster that advertises one of the communities.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Historic Places in Kansas
Third graders explore the significance of historical landmarks. For this lesson, 3rd graders participate in a class discussion on Kansas landmarks, then complete several activities the reinforce the class discussion, such as writing a story.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Popular Sovereignty Under the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Seventh graders examine the implications of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In this slavery lesson, 7th graders examine a map of 1820 America and discuss the balance of power implied by the map. Students then read Stephen Douglas's speech on popular sovereignty and complete a worksheet.
7th Social Studies & History 15 Views 38 Downloads
Sectionalism and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Students define and discuss sectionalism and popular sovereignty, analyze impact of popular sovereignty in creation of state of Kansas, compare issues in territorial Kansas to current politically divisive topic, and evaluate primary source documents as to whether they are anti-slavery or pro-slavery.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads
Airplane Manufacturing in Kansas
Seventh graders determine how Kansas become a producer of airplanes. In this Kansas history lesson, 7th graders read selected Read Kansas! cards and articles. Students then discuss the primary sources they read regarding Wichita's growth as an aviation producer.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The People of Kansas: Where did they come from and why did they come?
Students review census data to correlate to emigration in Kansas. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students analyze a painting and create definitions for emigration and discuss why people emigrate. Students read and analyze 1855 census data in groups to connect to their predictions on why people moved to Kansas Territory.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Sectionalism and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Students evaluate the effect of popular sovereignty on the creation of Kansas moving from a territory to a state. In this United States History lesson, students participate in a class discussion that centers around several topics that lead up to the focus of the lesson, then work in small groups to complete two activities.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Kansas Ponds, Lakes & Reservoirs
Students compare the ponds, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas. In this geography instructional activity, students use Google Earth to research the different ponds, lakes, and reservoirs in Kansas. Students will discover that many of the bodies of water in Kansas are man-made and will then discuss their importance.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Kansas Symbols Bingo
Pupils play Kansas Symbols Bingo. In this Kansas history lesson, students review the 8 state symbols: buffalo, wheat, cottonwood tree, honeybee, meadowlark, salamander, sunflower, and turtle. Pupils then participate in a game of Bingo that features the symbols.
K Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Dispute Over Slavery in Kansas Territory
Students analyze primary sources on slavery from Kansas Territory. In this Civil War lesson, students evaluate the antislavery and pro-slavery arguments and summarize key points. Students write a persuasive paper from the antislavery stance using their sources.
7th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 53 Downloads
American Indian Homes in Kansas
First graders explore culture by researching U.S. history. In this American Indian lesson, 1st graders discuss the geography of Kansas and the different Native American tribes that inhabited the state and the types of homes they lived in. Students participate in memory games and complete Native American worksheets over the course of 5 days.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Kansas Flag
First graders study the symbols on the Kansas flag. In this social studies lesson, 1st graders read about the symbols on the state flag. Students create a flag folder and complete word work assignment for each of the symbols discussed.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Immigrants to Kansas: Why Did They Come
Students explore U.S. History by researching Kansas. For this immigration lesson, students discuss the benefits of immigrating to a state like Kansas in the 1800's while writing their thoughts and research in a reporter's notebook. Students define a list of vocabulary terms dealing with immigration.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Progressive Movement in Kansas
Seventh graders examine the Progressive Movement in Kansas. In this Progressive Era lesson plan, 7th graders study various facts about this era in Kansas. Students create a presentation on a law that was passed during this time.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads