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
4th Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 5: The student compares and contrasts the purposes of the Santa Fe and Oregon-California Trails (i.e., commercial vs. immigration).
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 7: The student compares and contrasts information (e.g., topics, character's traits, themes, problem-solution, cause-effect relationships) in one or more appropriate-level text(s) and identifies compare/contrast signal words.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- 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.