Read Kansas! Middle School - M-1 Know Your Government
The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the Bill of Rights portion of the Kansas Constitution. Working in pairs, students will interpret one or more of the 20 rights specifically given to Kansas citizens in the state constitution. Each pair will produce a poster, define the related vocabulary, and present to the class. As an extended activity each student can submit an article from a contemporary source that illustrates one of the Kansas Bill of Rights. This lesson will take two class days, with the extended activity occurring by a specific deadline.
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Kansas Civics-Government Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 1: The student defines the rights guaranteed, granted, and protected by the Kansas Constitution and its amendments.
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 1: The student determines meaning of words or phrases using context clues (e.g., definitions, restatements, examples, descriptions, comparison-contrast, clue words) from sentences or paragraphs.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses information from the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.
Common Core Reading Standards:
- RH.6-8.4: The student determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
- RI.7.1: The student cites several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.