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.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card.
Third Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 3, Indicator 2: The student locates and explains the importance of landmarks and historical sites within the community of his/her region of Kansas.
Third Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 1: The student recognizes the differences between narrative, expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) Reading:
- 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.
Third Grade Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 1: The student chooses and writes about a narrowed and focused idea, and occasionally writes about a given prompt.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- 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.