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The Santa Fe Trail

This Nearpod.com lesson can be teacher led or self-paced for students. It begins by placing the Santa Fe Trail into historical context. Using primary sources, students learn about the Santa Fe Trail, who used it, and why. Interactive quizzes and open-ended questions allow the students to analyze the material to determine the role the Santa Fe Trail played in the development of the United States. 

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This free program uses Nearpod.com to provide an interactive lesson. This lesson can be teacher led or self-paced for students. Students will use historical thinking skills to actively engage in "doing" history. The platform allows parents and teachers to check the progress of their student's work online. Teachers interested in adding this lesson to their Nearpod library can contact kshs.education@ks.gov to request an editable copy of this lesson.

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