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Read Kansas! Primary - P-17 Historic Places in Kansas

This lesson, designed for third grade, helps students identify and explain the importance of landmarks and historic sites in their community. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Cottonwood Falls is used as an example. Included are four Read Kansas! cards that identify and explain its importance as an historic site. These are written in four different text types: narrative, expository, technical, and persuasive. Students will complete a worksheet to identify each text type. They then will select one of these four text types to write about their school. The lesson is designed to take four class periods but can be adjusted to meet individual class schedules. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

P - 17 Historic Places in Kansas Card 1 P -17 Historic Places in Kansas
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P - 17 Historic Places in Kansas P - 17 Historic Places in Kansas Card 4
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Lesson plan

Spanish translations for each card have been provided by students in the Spanish classes of Roberto Barrera, Fredonia High School.

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #5: Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic.

  • 5.2: The student will analyze the context of significant relationships and draw conclusions about a contemporary world.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS):

  • RI.3.1:  The student asks and answers questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • W.3.4:  The student with guidance and support from adults, will produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.