Read Kansas! Middle School - M-5 Nomadic and Sedentary Tribes in Kansas
This middle level lesson looks at how environmental conditions influenced the traditional lifestyles of Plains tribes. The lifestyles of the Osage and the Kiowa are explored to teach the concepts of sedentary and nomadic. The students will evaluate two primary sources in terms of their credibility, purpose, and points of view. Working in small groups the students will interpret the texts by creating illustrations. The lesson is presented over a four-day period but can be altered to fit individual classroom needs.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 1: The student compares and contrasts nomadic and sedentary tribes in Kansas (e.g., food, housing, art, and customs).
- Benchmark 7, Indicator 2: The student examines different types of primary sources in Kansas history and analyzes them in terms of credibility, purpose, and point of view (e.g., census records, diaries, photographs, letters, government documents).
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses information from the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.
Common Core Reading:
- 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.