In this unit students will investigate settlement patterns to draw conclusions about a sense of place, first in Kansas, and then in relation to five geographic regions in the United States.
Students will compare and contrast the Kansa with one prominent tribe from each of five geographic regions in the United States in the context of their geographic, cultural, political, and social characteristics.
Then students will recognize and evaluate the importance of a prominent immigrant group to Kansas.
They will examine the causes and consequences of the immigrant group's choice of settlement location, investigate its economic and cultural contributions to Kansas, and compare that Kansas settlement with immigrant settlements in other regions of the United States.
Students will investigate the human characteristics of Kansas and regions of the United States, such as languages, customs, economic activities, and food.
In this unit students will learn how to use geographic tools and location to analyze the influence of physical features on decision-making.