Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-6 Trade and Migration on the Overland Trails
This fourth grade lesson is designed to compare and contrast the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trails. Students will read two Read Kansas! cards on the trails. Then students will complete a compare and contrast worksheet. The lesson is designed to take one class period.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card
Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:
Standard #1: Choices have consequences.
- Benchmark 1.1: The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RI 4.5: The student describes the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
- RI 4.9: The student will integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.