Read Kansas! Middle School - M-35 How World War II Changed Kansas
This lesson focuses on how the United States' involvement in World War II created change in Kansas. Students will look at primary sources to examine the causes and effects of these changes. In addition, students will independently identify and describe how one of these changes affects their lives today.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 5, Indicator 5: The student explains how World War II acted as a catalyst for change in Kansas (e.g., women entering the workforce, increased mobility, changing manufacturing practices).
Common Core Reading Standards:
- RH.6-8.1: The student will cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- RH.6-8.2: The student will determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Common Core Writing:
- WHST. 6-8.4: The student will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- WHST 6-8.9: The student will draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.