Read Kansas! Middle School - M-20 Cowboys, Cattle Drives, and Kansas
In this lesson students will learn the reasons for the cattle drives in post-Civil War Kansas. Students will read a series of historic images then place them in sequential order to tell the story of a cattle drive. This lesson is written for one class period.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 3: The student determines the significance of the cattle drives in post-Civil War Kansas and their impact on the American identity (e.g., Chisholm Trail, cowboys, cattle towns).
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses information from the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.
Common Core Reading Standards:
- RI.7.1: The student cites several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly was well as inferences drawn from the text.
Kansas Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 4: The student expresses information in own words and uses explicit techniques to appeal to the backgrounds and interests of the audience. (Ideas and Content: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E,T,P)
Common Core Writing Standards:
- WHST.6-8.4: The student produces clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.