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Read Kansas! Primary - P-07 Kansas Prairie Homes

This first grade lesson shows the connection between settlers in Kansas and the environment. Students will learn how settlers adapted to living in Kansas by learning about the houses they built. In reading the text as a class, the students will practice choral reading. This lesson is recommended as an extension of the American Indians Homes in Kansas Read Kansas! lesson (P-6). This lesson can be completed in six class periods or can be combined and completed in fewer days. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

Card 1 PDF Kansas Prairie Homes
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P - 7 Kansas Prairie Homes P - 7 Kansas Prairie Homes
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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 addressed:

Standard #5:  Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic. 

  • 5.1: The student will recognize and evaluate dynamic relationships that impact lives in communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI 1.7: The student will use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • RI 1.10: The student, with prompting and support, will read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
  • SL 1.2: The student will ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.