Read Kansas! Primary - P-16 Holidays in Kansas
This lesson is designed to teach third grade students about eight holidays celebrated by different cultural groups in Kansas. Using information from the Read Kansas! cards, students will practice sequencing instructions for a food recipe or craft item relating to that holiday. Making the craft and food item can be an extended activity. The lesson is organized seasonally so it can be used throughout the school year to teach the respective holidays.
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Third Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 3: The student explains customs related to holidays and ceremonies celebrated by specific cultural groups in Kansas (e.g., Kwanzaa, Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Lucia, Christmas, Ramadan, Lunar New Year, Hanukkah)
Third Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 7: The student sequences events and information in logical order.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI.3.3: The student will describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequences, and cause/effect.