Whether or not you call Kentucky home, this mini unit is packed with activities to use alongside your study of horses and The Kentucky Derby! Known as The Run for the Roses or The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports, the Kentucky Derby is run the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky at Churchill Downs. Your students will learn lots of factual information about horses and the Kentucky Derby during this mini unit!
This Kentucky Derby Unit includes:
- Book & Internet Resource List (found in the original version)
- Horses KWL Labels & Individual Student Recording Sheet
- Horse Vocabulary Pocket Chart Cards & Student Comprehension Activity
- Horse Facts Mini-book
- Horses Can/Have/Are Chart
- Label-a-Horse Activity
- Venn Diagram to Compare/Contrast Farm Horse with a Race Horse
- Horse Sentence Strip Hat
- Horse Craft
- Derby Vocabulary Pocket Chart Cards & Student Comprehension Activity
- All About the Kentucky Derby Fact Book + Student Version
- Racing Silks Activity
- Derby Hat Activity
Please note, please use these resources as they fit into your curriculum. The activities can be used singly or collectively to complete your study. Be sure to check out the preview for a comprehensive look at what is include with your purchase.
♥︎Teachers will love sharing these engaging activities with their students to learn about horses and the Kentucky Derby.
♥︎Students will love this nonfiction unit and learning factual information about horses and the Kentucky Derby.
What teachers are saying about this resource...
I absolutely loved this resource! It was great for my unit of horses and the Kentucky Derby! My students had a blast learning abut horses! HIGHLY recommend this resource! I will be using it again and again! - Kelsey C.
Loved, loved, loved the easy to prep and do activities that got right to the heart of what the Derby is all about. And all the mentor texts suggestions. Just wish the publishers would get more out there for us! - Rebecca G.
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