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Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-11 "Home on the Range"

This lesson teaches the history of the state song, “Home on the Range,” through expository text and a timeline. Fourth grade students will have the opportunity to examine the text of the song for meaning and to determine how the author creates the setting. This lesson is presented in four parts but can be adjusted to meet a variety of schedules. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

I - 11 Home on the Range
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I -10 Home on the Range
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Lesson plan

Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity.

  • 3.1: The student will recognize and evaluate significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas of the many diverse peoples and groups and their impact on individuals, communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI.4.4: The student determines the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • RL.4.3:The student describes in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).