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Reading Maria’s Comet

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 30 Minutes
Date Posted: 11/4/2009

Maria's Comet is a work of children's literature about a young girl who longs to study the stars.  Included in an OurStory module entitled Exploring the Sky, this activity includes strategies that will help adults and children actively read Maria's Comet together. OurStory is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Science Standards (Grades K-2)

Science Standards (Grades 3-5)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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