Jump to Navigation

Read Kansas! Middle School - M-17 Civil War Comes to Kansas: The Battle of Mine Creek

The student will be able to mark the route of Price's Raid and the location of the Battle of Mine Creek after reading expository text. The student will identify key states, cities, rivers, and battle sites on a map. The student will also be able to place the battle in the larger context of Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War by completing a sequencing activity that relies on the student's knowledge of text structure and signal words. The lesson is written for one class period. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

M-17 Civil War in Kansas

mp3 audio

Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards

Standard #1:  Choices have consequences.

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

  • 3.1: The student will recognize and evaluate significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas of the many diverse peoples and groups and their impact on individuals, communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

  • RH.6-8.1: The student will cite textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  • RH.6-8.2: The student will determine central ideas of information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
  • RH.6-8.3:  The student will identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies.
  • RH.6-8.6:  The student identifies aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
  • RH.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in  a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
  • SL.7.1 (a-e): The students 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.
  • SL.7.2: The student will analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively, orally (and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study).