Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-1 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.
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4th Grade Government Standards:
- Benchmark 5, Indicator 1: The student describes the function of state governments (e.g., to establish law for the state, provide public service, provide public safety).
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 10: The student identifies the topic, main idea(s), and supporting details in appropriate-level texts.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI.4.2: The student determines the main idea of a text and explains how it is supported by key details; summarizes the text.