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Read Kansas! Primary - P-09 Learning to Ask Questions

The purpose of this first grade lesson is for students to learn how to generate questions about historical materials. Students will practice asking and writing questions about five photographs on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. As part of a class discussion, students will try to answer their questions using the photographs. When the answer cannot be found in the photograph, students will practice early research skills by speculating on other resources where they might find the answer. This lesson can take up to five class periods or can be adjusted to meet individual teacher’s needs. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

Learning to Ask Questions Learning to Ask Questions
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Lesson plan

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 History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1: Choices have consequences.

  • 1.1: The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
  • 1.2: The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI. 1.7:  The student uses the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • W.1.2: The student writes informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic and provide some sense of closure.
  • L.1.2:  The student demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.