I wanted to create a day centered around the Kentucky Derby since it is a local event that is known world wide. Many of my students don't know much about the Derby and we are only 45 minutes away from Louisville, Kentucky.
In this unit, you will find QR codes that have videos where students (or the class) can watch about the History of the Kentucky Derby, Listen to the Call to the Post, Listen to the song “My Old Kentucky Home,” and hear many horse related picture books read aloud on YouTube. All QR codes will work on student devices since they are linked to Dropbox or Google Drive.
We also printed off the current horses running the Kentucky Derby and students wrote narratives from the point of view of the horses and told facts they had learned about throughout the day. We then used the template from Eva Robinson at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Kentucky-Derby-A-Writing-and-Craft-Freebie-656923 and made horses to hang in the hallway. Check out the pictures on my blog at http://www.happydaysin4thgrade.blogspot.com
Things included in this Unit (all have a QR code):
--History of the Kentucky Derby Video
--Call of the Post Video
--My Old Kentucky Home Song on Video
--Funny Horse YouTube Video
--“Bubba the Cowboy Prince” Book
--“Cowardly Clyde” Book
--2013 Derby Winner Video
--2014 Derby Winner Video
--2015 Derby Winner Video