Read Kansas! Primary - P-4 Family Animals Reading Historic Photographs
This is an introductory lesson in using primary sources, in this case historical photographs. Kindergarten students will be introduced to how you “read” a photograph and will be asked to write a caption for the photograph. They will compare and contrast the lives of children living in Kansas in the past with their lives today. The lesson can be completed in two or three sessions.
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Kindergarten Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3: The student scans historic photographs to gain information.
Kindergarten Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 3: The student writes about one idea using pictures, letters, and words.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core):
- W.K.2: The student uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.