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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. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

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Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards

Standard #4 Societies experience continuity and change over time.

  • 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

  • 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).
  • W.7.10: The student will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frame (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audience.
  • SL.7.1(a-d):  The student will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.