Read Kansas! Middle School - M-14 Territorial Characters
The purpose of this middle school lesson is to familiarize students with some of the people of Kansas Territory. The students will work cooperatively to read 10 biographical cards and summarize main ideas, events, and important details. Each student will further summarize the materials by creating cards to play “Who am I?” This is a game that rewards knowledge about the territorial characters. The lesson as written will take four class periods but can be modified to meet the teacher’s needs.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card.
Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
Standard #3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity
- Benchmark 3.2: The student will draw conclusions about significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas, analyzing the origins and context under which these competing ideals were reached and the multiple perspectives from which they come.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards
- RH.6-8.2: The student determines the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary sources; provides an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- SL.7.1(a-d): The student will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- SL.7.5: The student will include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.