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Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-05 Connecting Kansas: Past and Present

The focus of this fourth grade lesson is different forms of transportation and communication that connect Kansas to the rest of the country. The five Read Kansas! cards in this lesson are written in different text structures. Students will identify the correct text structure using the signal words worksheet. They also will complete a graphic organizer for each type of text structure. An extended activity will have students create a transportation timeline. The lesson is designed to take five class periods but can be adjusted to meet individual classroom needs. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

I - 5 Connecting Kansas: Past and Present I - 5 Connecting Kansas:  Past and Present
I - 5 Connecting Kansas:  Past and Present I - 5 Connecting Kansas: Past and Present
I - 5 Connecting Kansas:  Past and Present  

Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1: Choices have consequences.

  • 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.4.3: The student will explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • RI.4.5: The student describes the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.