Read Kansas! Middle School - M-42 Social Exploration in Kansas
This lesson will focus on the social changes that occurred during the period of contact and trade between American Indians and Spanish, French, and American explorers. Students will use a variety of primary source documents to compare and contrast these changes to the American Indian society pre-and post-European contact. This lesson is designed to take one or two class periods.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 2; The student describes the social and economic impact of Spanish, French, and American explorers and traders on the Indian tribes in Kansas.
Kansas Reading Standards:
Reading 4, Indicator 4: The student generates and responds logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions before, during, and after reading the text.
Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses information from the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.
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.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- 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.
RH.6-8.5: The student describes how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).