A Early Peoples Exploration, and Drawing Boundaries (7000 BCE—1854 CE)
In this unit, students should consider the variety of peoples and cultures who inhabited what would become Kansas.
Students should be asked to consider the reasons for settlement and consider beliefs, ideas, diversity, relationships between various people, relationships between people and their environment, and change over time.
The bulk of the time should be spent on the contrasting cultures of early and later arriving groups (emigrant Native American groups, explorers, missionaries, and the military).
Evidence from archeology and anthropology should be examined.
A.I.1 contrasting cultures
A.PR.1 indigenous American Indians of the Kansas region