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Read Kansas! Middle School - M-35 How World War II Changed Kansas

This lesson focuses on how the United States' involvement in World War II created change in Kansas.  Students will look at primary sources to examine the causes and effects of these changes.  In addition, students will independently identify and describe how one of these changes affects their lives today. 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:

  • 4.2: the student will analyze the context of continuity and change and the vehicles of reform, drawing conclusions about past change and potential future change.

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.
  • RH.6-8.2:  The student will 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.
  • WHST. 6-8.4: The student will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • WHST 6-8.9: The student will draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • 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.