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Kansas Territory Traveling Resource Trunk - Standards Addressed

The following standards are addressed by this trunk.  At the start of each lesson is a list of those standards that correlate to that lesson specifically.

Kansas History, Georaphy, and Social Studies Standards

Standard #1:  Choices have consequences.

  • Benchmark 1.2:  The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.

Standard #2:  Individuals have rights and responsibilities.

  • Benchmark 2.2:  The student will analyze the context under which significant rights and responsibilities are defined and demonstrated, their various interpretations, and draw conclusions about those interpretations.

Standard #3:  Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity.

  • Benchmark 3.1:  The studnet will recognize and evaluate significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas of the many diverse people and groups and their impact on individuals, communities, states, and nations.
  • Benchmark 3.2:  The student will draw conclusions about significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas, analyzing the origins and context under which these competing ideals were reached and the multiple perspectives from which they come.

Standard #4:  Societies experience continuity and change over time.

  • Benchmark 4.1: The student will recognize and evaluate continuity and change over time and its impact on individuals, institutions, communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Text (grades 6-8)

  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #7:  Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies (grades 6-8)

  • Key Ideas and Details #1:  Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  • Key Ideas and Details #2:  Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
  • Key Ideas and Details #3:  Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies.
  • Craft and Structure #6:  Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #8:  Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #9:  Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technology (grades 6-8)

  • Text Types and Purposes #1:  Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • Text Types and Purposes #2:  Write information/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
  • Production and Distribution of Writing #4:  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and styles are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Research to  Build and Present Knowledge #7:  Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

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