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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. For 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
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 20 Views 40 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
Airplane Manufacturing in Kansas
Seventh graders determine how Kansas become a producer of airplanes. For 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
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 lesson, 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
Explorers in Kansas
Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. In this influential expeditions activity, 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 5 Views 17 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 lesson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Agricultural Practices in Kansas: Comparing Agricultural Practices Before and After the Dust Storms of the 1930s
Knowing about history is one thing, learning form it is another. Rather than just discuss the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl, this presentation discusses what we learned from the Dust Bowl. Presented are the types of agricultural practices employed in Kansas as a direct result of the Dust Bowl.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 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 44 Views 35 Downloads
Populism and Governor Lewelling
Seventh graders investigate the impact of the Populist Party. In this Kansas history instructional activity, 7th graders examine historical documents that enable them to find out what the Populist Party stood for and how Governor Lewelling dealt with social issues.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Seventh graders study frontier forts. In this Kansas history lesson plan, 7th graders research the history and conditions of Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, Fort Riley, Fort Larned, and Fort Hays. Students write letters from the perspective of soldiers in the forts to their families.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students read a passage about immigrants making contributions to the state of Kansas and write the main ideas and details of what they read. For this immigrant contributions lesson plan, students fill out a graphic organizer of immigrant contributions as well.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 50 Downloads
Popular Sovereignty and the Lecompton Constitution
Learners explore the purpose of the Lecompton Constitution. In this United States History lesson, students read several articles then complete several activities to reinforce their reading, such as a cause and effect worksheet, vocabulary and pro and con activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
Forced Potawatomi Migration
Fourth graders write about the forced Potawatomi migration. In this primary source lesson students are read journal entries from an emigrating party of Potawatomi Indians. Students reflect on the items the Indians might have taken with them and write a five paragraph essay about the experience.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads