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Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-06 Trade and Migration on the Overland Trails

This fourth grade lesson is designed to compare and contrast the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trails. Students will read two Read Kansas! cards on the trails. Then students will complete a compare and contrast worksheet. The lesson is designed to take one class period. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

I - 6 Trade and Travel on the Overland Trails

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I - 6 Trade and Travel on the Overland Trails

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Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1: Choices have consequences.

  • Benchmark 1.1: The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI 4.5: The student describes the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • RI 4.9: The student will integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.