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Lesson plans

Find a variety of lesson plans for the classroom from the Kansas Historical Society.

Read Kansas! - award-winning curriculum for primary through high school, with ready-to-use materials for students and educators

Carry A. Nation: "The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher" - lessons created for a Carry A Nation exhibit

Kansas National Guard in World War I  (high school) Students will use the primary sources (photographs and excerpts from an autobiography) along with secondary sources to answer the compelling question “What was the role of the Kansas National Guard in World War I?”  Lesson Plan, Primary Sources PowerPoint

A Milestone in Reform: The Jungle and Political Change  (middle and high school) Food safety reform.  Students use newspapers as primary sources to explore the role of government in the safety and well-being of its citizens. Lesson, Resource Chart, Readings, and Templates and Keys.

Santa Fe Trail lessons

Kansas Territory These lessons were originally created as part of the Territorial Kansas Online project.