Read Kansas! Primary - P-10 Kansans On the Move
The purpose of this lesson is to have second grade students investigate five forms of transportation used in Kansas in the past and present. Students will locate information and complete a chart to compare and contrast the five forms of transportation. They will use the information in the chart to create their own postcard about one form of transportation. The lesson is designed to take five class periods but can be adjusted to meet individual teacher’s needs.
To view a PDF of the front and back of each image, click on the card.
Second Grade Kansas History Standards:
Benchmark 4, Indicator 3 The student asks questions, shares information, and discusses ideas about the past using resources such as maps, photographs, books, and people.
Second Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 10: The student retells or determines important events and main ideas from narrative and expository texts.
Second Grade Writing Standards :
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 3: The student writes by using personal experience and/or observations to provide information from varied resources. (Ideas and Content: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E,T)
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
RI 2.1 The student will ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
W 2.2: The student will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
- L 2.2: The student will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.