Read Kansas! Middle School - M-39 Rural Depopulation
While Kansas' population has grown, the population density has shifted from rural areas to urban. In this lesson students will read three newspaper articles describing recent situations faced by rural Kansans and their reactions and solutions to these situations. Students will use graphic organizers to collect information from the articles. The lesson is designed to take two class periods.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 6, Indicator 4: The student analyzes the effect of rural depopulation and increased urbanization and suburbanization on Kansas.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RH.6-8.1: The student cites specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.