Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-9 Immigrant Contributions
The purpose of this lesson is to help fourth grade students understand the contributions to Kansas made by immigrants. It encourages cooperative learning and helps the students to practice their skills at finding the main ideas within an expository text. The students will present information to the class and all students will record the main ideas of the readings on a graphic organizer. The lesson is designed to take place during one class session.
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4th Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 2: The student explains the economic and cultural contributions made by immigrant groups to Kansas (e.g., jobs, agriculture, mining, arts, customs, celebrations).
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 9: The student retells main ideas or events as well as supporting details in appropriate-level narrative, expository, and technical texts.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RI.4.2: The student determines the main idea of a text and explains how it is supported by key details; summarizes the text.