State of Kansas - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
These pottery lessons are a great way to introduce your child to some history and geography of the state you are studying. I've listed a few facts about the state to get you started. You can just use this lesson as a quick afternoon activity, or you can use it as a starting point to do more research. There are plenty of activities online for all the states. You can find websites as a resource, or you can check out library books. The way you use my lessons is unlimited. Be creative and have fun!
Kansas State Facts
State Abbreviation: KS
State Nickname: The Sunflower State
State Motto: “Ad astra per aspera” (To the stars through difficulties)
State Song: “Home on the Range
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Tree: Cottonwood
State Flower: Sunflower
State Animal: Buffalo
Famous People Born in Kansas
Amelia Earhart, famous pilot
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President
Bob Dole, politician
Martina McBride, country singer
Kirstie Alley, actress
Jeff Probst, “Survivor” host
Dodge City is the windiest city in America.
Smith County, Kansas is the geographical center of the continental US.
There are 27 creeks named “Walnut Creek” in the state.
Kansas has the largest population of wild grouse, also known as the prairie chicken.
Pizza Hut was started in Wichita.
Mount Sunflower is the highest point in the state.
For Kansas, we will make a beautiful sunflower.