Read Kansas! Middle School - M-29 Progressive Movement in Kansas
With this middle level lesson students will learn about contributions made by the Progressive Movement in Kansas. Students will work in small groups to read parts of a Kansas law passed during the Progressive Era and will complete a graphic organizer summarizing the contributions. This lesson is intended to take one class period to cover the basic contributions of the Progressive Movement. In order to fully meet the reading and the civics and government standards a second class period is needed to focus on the text features of a bill. As an extended activity students can test what they have learned about each law by playing the Legal Dare game. The game requires one to two additional class periods.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3 The student explains the accomplishments of the Progressive Movement in Kansas (e.g., election and government reforms, labor reforms, public health campaigns, regulation of some businesses).
Civics and Government Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 4 The student describes how citizens, legislators, and interest groups are involved in a bill becoming a law at the state level.
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 1: The student determines meanings of words or phrases using context clues (e.g., definitions, restatements, examples, descriptions, comparison-contrast, clue words) from sentences or paragraphs.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 2: The student understands the purpose of text features and uses such features to locate information in and to gain meaning from appropriate-level texts. [This lesson focuses on text features in Technical Reading.]
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RH.6-8.4: The student determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
- RH.6-8.5. The student describes how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).