Read Kansas! Middle School - M-21 Tracing Migration Patterns
This middle school lesson utilizes census records to trace migration patterns of two German families who settled in Kansas. Students will read expository text about what a census is and why they are made. Students will complete a graphic organizer using two census record entries and draw conclusions about German migration patterns. This lesson can be completed in two class periods.
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7th grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 4: The student traces the migration patterns of at least one European ethnic group to Kansas (e.g., English, French, Germans, German-Russians, Swedes).
7th grade Reading Standards:
- 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 as well as inferences drawn from the text.