Read Kansas! Intermediate- I-12 Piecing Together the Story of Glenn Cunningham: A Kansas Champion
This lesson allows fourth grade students to work with both primary and secondary sources. Several primary sources are presented that give clues to the life and accomplishments of Kansas runner Glenn Cunningham. This lesson helps the students find clues in the primary sources and then asks the students to tell their own version of the Glenn Cunningham story, which results in the creation of a secondary source. Students are then asked to compare their version of the story to an expository text presented with this lesson. This lesson is presented over a four day time period but can be adapted to meet individual classroom needs.
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4th Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 4: The student identifies and compares information from primary and secondary sources (e.g., photographs, diaries/journals, newspapers, historical maps).
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3: The student uses prior knowledge and content to make, revise, and confirm predictions.
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses information from the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RI.4.1: The student refers to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.