Read Kansas! Middle School - M-26 Hardships on the Kansas Prairie
In this lesson students will learn about the challenge of isolation felt by early settlers in western Kansas, particularly women, and how they adapted. Students will read quotes from early pioneers and then determine if they describe a challenge or an adaptation. Students will draw or select an appropriate historical image to illustrate the quote and then write a caption.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 7: The student uses primary source documents to determine the challenges faced by settlers and their means of adaptations (e.g., drought, depression, grasshoppers, lack of some natural resources, isolation.)
Common Core Reading Standards:
- RI.7.1: The student will cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.