Read Kansas! Primary - P-14 Games Children Play: Then and Now
This second grade lesson reinforces the concept of then (past) and now (present). Students read an expository text and find verifiable evidence from the past of games and toys that were used by children more than 100 years ago. To find the evidence, the students use primary sources, both historic photographs and diary entries. The students use this evidence and personal experiences from their own lives to write an original essay. This lesson can be done in one day.
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Second Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 2: The student locates information using both primary and secondary sources.
Second Grade Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 3: The student writes using personal experience and/or observations to provide information from varied resources.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- W.2.8: The student recalls information from experiences or gathers information from provided sources to answer a question.