The Kentucky Derby, or the Run for the Roses, is a horse race that takes place the first Saturday of May each year at Churchill Downs. Engage your students in this themed activity packet full of information about the history of the race along with geography, math, grammar, art, and science printables. Math word problems are based on Derby information and use skills such as mutli-digit multiplication, elapsed time, and more. Science focuses on the anatomy of thoroughbred horses, while the geography printables use a map of the states that surround Kentucky. Students will use their proofreading skills to find multiple errors while reading passages about the race. Even artistic students will find this engaging as they color a stylized horse and design hats, a fashion staple at each year's race. Bring the oldest sporting event in the country to your students with this product from Teaching Near the River.