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Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-01 Getting to Know Government

This fourth grade lesson is designed to teach students about the functions of state government. The seat belt law is presented as a model. Students will read one Read Kansas! card and complete a graphic organizer to locate main ideas and supporting details. The lesson is designed to take one class period. Select the image to see a PDF with the front and back of card.

Getting to Know Government
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Lesson plan     

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #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.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI.4.2: The student determines the main idea of a text and explains how it is supported by key details; summarizes the text.