Read Kansas! Middle School - M-32 Airplane Manufacturing in Kansas
This lesson focuses on the significance of the work of Kansans in the airplane manufacturing industry during the 1920s. Students will use magazine and newspaper articles from the period to understand the growth of the airplane manufacturing industry in Kansas and its relationship to the state's economy. This lesson may take one day plus a homework assignment.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 6: The student explains the significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry (e.g., Alvin Longren, Clyde Cessna, Walter and Olive Beech, Lloyd Stearman).
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 6: The student analyzes how text structure (e.g., sequence, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, description, cause-effect) helps support comprehension of text.
- Data: Benchmark 2, Indicator 1: The student organizes, displays and reads quantitative (numerical) and qualitative (non-numerical) data in a clear, organized, and accurate manner including a title, labels, categories, and rational number intervals using data display: b. line graphs.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RH.6-8.2: The student determines the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source, provides an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- RH.6-8.5: The student describes how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
- Math.Content.7.EE.3: The student solves multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers,fractions, and decimals), uses tools strategically. Applies properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; converts between forms as appropriate; and assesses the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.