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7th Grade Kansas History Standard
Benchmark 4

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  4 :  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
Lesson Plans
Ritchie House Resources
Other Resources
1. (K) The student describes the movement for women's suffrage and its effect on Kansas politics (e.g., the fight for universal suffrage, impact of women on local elections).  

The Never Ending Struggle For Equality (PODCAST)


2. (K) The student describes the development of Populism in Kansas (e.g., disillusionment with big Eastern business, railroads, government corruption, high debts and low prices for farmers). 


3. (K) The student explains the accomplishments of the Progressive movement in Kansas (e.g. election and government reforms, labor reforms, public health campaigns, regulation of some businesses).



4. (K) The student analyzes the impact of Kansas reformers on the nation (e.g., Populists:  Mary E. Lease, Annie Diggs, William Peffer, “Sockless” Jerry Simpson; Progressives:  Carry A. Nation, Samuel Crumbine, William Allen White, Socialists:  J.A. Wayland, Kate Richards O’Hare, Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius).


5. (K) The student describes the significance of farm mechanization in Kansas (e.g., increased farm size and production, specialized crops, population redistribution).


6. (A) The student explains the significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry (e.g., Alvin Longren, Clyde Cessna, Walter and Olive Beech, Lloyd Stearman).

7. (A) The student describes the contributions made by Mexican immigrants to agriculture and the railroad industry.