Read Kansas! Primary - P-13 Kansas State Capitol
This lesson, designed for second graders, addresses an important Kansas landmark, the State Capitol. Students will use five Read Kansas! cards to learn why the Capitol is a significant historic site. Students will write five sentences based on the information from their readings and discussion. The sentences will be written on a fan in the shape of the Capitol. The lesson is designed to take three class periods but can be adjusted to meet individual class schedules.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card
Second Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 2: The student locates and explains the importance of landmarks and historic sites today (e.g., Plymouth Rock, U.S. Capitol, Statue of Liberty, Kitty Hawk, Kansas State Capitol, Mt. Rushmore, Mesa Verde, the Alamo, Sutter’s Mill).
Second Grade Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 12: The student writes feelings and thoughts about the topic with the purpose of informing the reader. (Voice: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E,T)
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- W.2.2: The student write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.