Read Kansas! Primary - P-18 Understanding Clues from the Past: School Days
This third grade lesson allows the students to work with both primary and secondary sources. The students will study schools in early Kansas. After reading an expository text on the topic, students will connect clues from primary sources to the text. This will introduce students to the idea that historians use clues from primary sources to interpret the past in secondary sources. The lesson concludes with the students retelling the story in their own words. This lesson can be completed in one period or can be broken into sections done over several days.
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Third Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student identifies and compares information from primary and secondary sources.
Third Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 10: The student retells main ideas or events as well as supporting details in narrative and expository texts.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI.3.2: The student determines the main ideas of a text; recounts the key details and explains how they support the main idea.