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Lesson plans

Find a variety of lesson plans for the classroom from the Kansas Historical Society.

Read Kansas! - award-winning curriculum for primary through high school, with ready-to-use materials for students and educators

Carry A. Nation: "The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher" - lessons created for a Carry A Nation exhibit

Kansas National Guard in World War I  (high school) Students will use the primary sources (photographs and excerpts from an autobiography) along with secondary sources to answer the compelling question “What was the role of the Kansas National Guard in World War I?”  Lesson Plan, Primary Sources PowerPoint

A Milestone in Reform: The Jungle and Political Change  (middle and high school) Food safety reform.  Students use newspapers as primary sources to explore the role of government in the safety and well-being of its citizens. Lesson, Resource Chart, Readings, and Templates and Keys.

A Place to Call Home (middle school) Anthropological curriculum that introduces cultural building traditions within an environmental context.  Materials strengthen connections between prehistoric and historic cultures and modern Kansas life, emphasizing stewardship of cultural resources and respect for diversity.

Project Archaeology Curriculum pieces that use archeology principles in the classroom.  Each unit includes a student magazine, student journal, and teacher guide. Print copies of the magazines and journals are available for the cost of shipping through the Museum Store Online.

Santa Fe Trail lessons

Territorial Kansas Online lessons (middle and high school) Nine lessons explore the years of Kansas Territory using digitized primary sources available on the Territorial Kansas Online website.