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7th Grade Kansas History Standard
Benchmark 1

History Standard:  The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of significant individuals, groups, ideas, events, eras, and developments in the history of Kansas, the United States, and the world, utilizing essential analytical and research skills.

BENCHMARK  1:  The student understands individuals, groups, ideas, events, and developments during the period before settlement in pre-territorial Kansas (pre 1854).

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Seventh Grade Knowledge and/or Application Indicators
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1. (A) The student compares and contrasts nomadic and sedentary tribes in Kansas (e.g. food, housing, art, customs).     KANSA VILLAGE (1825)

2 (A) The student describes the social and economic impact of Spanish French and American explorers and traders on the Indian tribes in Kansas.

   

Sunflower Journeys

KANSA-PAWNEE WAR (1840’s)

3. (K) The student explains how Stephen H. Long’s classification of Kansas as the “Great American Desert” influenced later United States government policy on American Indian relocation.

     

4 * (A) The student analyzes the impact of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 on the way of life for emigrant Indian tribes relocated to Kansas (e.g.  loss of land and customary resources, disease and starvation, assimilation, inter-tribal conflict).

   

Indian Removal In Kansas (PODCAST)

Sunflower Journeys

TREATY WITH THE POTAWATOMI - August 5, 1836 "to remove to the country west of the Mississippi river"

OSAGE NATION

LETTERS FROM INDIAN TERRITORY

POTAWATOMI CHIEF ABRAM B. BURNETT

CHIEF ABRAM BURNETT

GRANDDAUGHTERS OF WHITE PLUME

5 (K) The student describes the role of early Kansas forts in carrying out the United States government’s policies in regards to relocated Indian tribes and travel on the Santa Fe and Oregon-California trails (e.g. Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, Fort Larned, and Fort Riley).

   

Sunflower Journeys

Santa Fe Trail History

Oregon Trail History

Kansas Frontier Forts

Fort Scott National Historic Site: The Army's Role at Fort Scott

FIRST NEWSPAPER IN KANSAS-1835