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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.

Meet the WichitaMeet the Pawnee













Spanish translation                                                            Spanish translation

Meet the KansaMeet the Cheyenne













Spanish translation                                                         Spanish translation

Spanish translations for each card have been provided by students in the Spanish classes of Roberto Barrera, Fredonia High School.

To view a PDF of the front and back of each image, click on the card.

Kansas Standards for History Government and Social Studies:

Standard #5:  Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic. 

  • 5.1: The student will recognize and evaluate dynamic relationships that impact lives in communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

  • RI 1.7: The student will use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • RI 1.10: The student, with prompting and support, will read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
  • SL 1.2: The student will ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

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