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An engaging, multi-session art and science lesson plan awaits your class. Within this lesson plan, you'll find everything you need to implement the plan. They go on a nature walk around their school, and must identify many living and non-living things.
K - 1st Science 3 Views 58 Downloads
Explorers in Kansas
Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. For this influential expeditions lesson, 4th graders describe and observe explorers who came to Kansas. Students locate main reasons and details as they compare and contrasts the experiences of all four expeditions.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Gordon Parks:First Survival, Then Success
Have your class examine the work of Gordan Parks. They determine how Park's childhood in Kansas inspired his artwork as they analyze his writings and photographs. Students complete the provided worksheets as they compare, contrast, and analyze the works.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Rights and the Wyandotte Constitution
Every state uses a set of rights to establish laws and regulations. Explore the Wyandotte Constitution as it was written in 1859 and compare it with how rights in Kansas have changed, especially those that pertain to gender and race. A series of graphic organizers, worksheets, and primary source material make this a complete instructional activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
One Ocean: It Matters!
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the world oceans.
9th - 12th Science 42 Views 33 Downloads
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery
Students examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the political balance between free and slave states and explore how its author, Stephen Douglas, promoted its policy of popular sovereignty to avoid a national crises over slavery.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads
Sectionalism, Popular Sovereignty and Secession
Students read and discuss background material on several key decisions that played a role in the Civil War including the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dredd Scott Decision. They create a timeline and write an essay.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 202 Downloads
A Tough Nut to Crack
Children, based on a set of criteria, evaluate the quality of pecans. They research recorded history of pecan trees as well as how their seeds moved across western Missouri into southeastern Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. In addition, in groups they complete a worksheet, weigh and measure pecans.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where is Kansas?
Students explore U.S. Geography by analyzing a map. In this state vs. country instructional activity, 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 instructional activity, 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
Popular Sovereignty Under the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Seventh graders examine the implications of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In this slavery activity, 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 19 Views 40 Downloads
I Live in Kansas!
Student research and apply information about communities in Kansas. In this Kansas lesson plan, 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. In 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
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 instructional activity, students participate in a class discussion that centers around several topics that lead up to the focus of the instructional activity, 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 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
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 7 Views 16 Downloads
Ocean Acidiﬁcation: Whats and Hows
Open this lesson plan by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They measure changes in size and compare the relative strengths of shells after exposure to liquids of varying pH.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads