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Read Kansas! Primary - P-04 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. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

P - 4 Family Animals: Reading Historic Photographs P - 4 Family Animals:  Reading Historic Photographs Card 2
Spanish translation      mp3 audio Spanish translation      mp3 audio

Lesson plan

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

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards

Standard #4: Societies experience continuity and change over time

  • 4.1 The student will recognize and evaluate continuity and change over time and its impact on individuals, institutions, communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI. K.1:  The student with prompting and support, will ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • 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.
  • SL K.1: The student will participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.