Kansas Academic Standards
KS.KHGSS. Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
KHGSS.1. Choices have consequences.
1.1. The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
1.2. The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.
KHGSS.2. Individuals have rights and responsibilities.
2.2. The student will analyze the context under which significant rights and responsibilities are defined and demonstrated, their various interpretations, and draw conclusions about those interpretations.
2.4. The student will use his/her understanding of rights and responsibilities to address contemporary issues.
KS.8.USH. United States History: Constitutional Age to International Expansion
USH.4. Toward a More Perfect Union (1861—1877)
Sample Compelling Questions
USH.4.4. How was life different for Americans after the Civil War? (Standard 4)
KS.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.