Read Kansas! Primary - P-6 American Indian Homes in Kansas
The purpose of this lesson is to show the connection between American Indians in Kansas and the environment. First grade students will learn about the traditional homes of the Wichita, Pawnee, Kansa, and Cheyenne. In reading the texts as a class, the student will practice choral reading. The material can be covered in six short sessions spread out over six days or can be combined and completed in fewer days.
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First Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 4 The student compares types of shelter used by American Indians in Kansas over time (e.g. grass lodge, tipi, earth lodge).
First Grade Geography Standards:
- Benchmark 5, Indicator 2: The student describes how the physical environment impacts humans (e.g. choices of clothing, housing, crops, recreation).
First Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 4: The student uses knowledge of sentence structure to read fluently at instructional or independent reading levels.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI 1.10: The student, with prompting and support, will read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
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