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Read Kansas! Middle School - M-26 Hardships on the Kansas Prairie

In this lesson students will learn about the challenge of isolation felt by early settlers in western Kansas, particularly women, and how they adapted.  Students will read quotes from early pioneers and then determine if they describe a challenge or an adaptation.  Students will draw or select an appropriate historical image to illustrate the quote and then write a caption. Select image to see a PDF with the front and back of card.

M-26 Pioneer Womenmp3 audio

Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards

Standard #5 Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

  • RH.6-8.1:  The student will cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
  • WHST.6-8.6: The student will use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.