What gains and losses come with change? What cycles are demonstrated in the Universe? How is change effected?
Global Studies and Language Arts Exhibition II
Students will expand on their knowledge of Colonial America by researching the major events and people integral to the creation of the thirteen original colonies. Students will use their research to assume the role of a colonist who bore witness and documented the making of America within a specific colony. Students will write a historical sketch, or collection of writing pieces, one of which documents the establishment of their colony in an informative paragraph, a description of colonists’ way of life, and a paragraph that compares and contrasts their colony to another American colony. Students will combine their written work with an original drawing of their colony, a map, and a timeline of colonial history into a pamphlet with an authentic looking cover. On exhibition night, students will present entries from their historical sketch that demonstrate their understanding of both colonial life and the history of American Colonization.
- Researcher’s fact sheets for each paragraph.
- Three forms of informative writing, a timeline and map compiled into a book.
- A cover page that mimics authentic writings from the Colonial Era.
- Oral presentation of an excerpt from students’ historical sketch on Exhibition Night.
- Weekly and end-of-term assessments on aspects of early American settlement.
- Historical sketch with informative writing pieces.
- Cover page that reflects knowledge of writings from the Colonial Era.
- Presentation on Exhibition Night.
Students will learn:
- How to work independently when researching and writing.
- How to take effective notes when conducting research.
- How to compose informative, descriptive, and compare and contrast writing pieces.
Mathematics and Science Exhibition II
Students will learn about relative sizes and distances of planets in the Solar System and apply a variety of skills to make a 2-dimensional scale model, either in U.S. Customary Units or the Metric System. They will apply place-value concepts to read, write, interpret and compare large numbers. Students will practice and master conversion between scientific and standard notation. They will apply extended multiplication and division facts to make ratio comparisons of large numbers, and solve unit rate problems, and they will use data to answer questions and draw conclusions.
- Detailed folder of all notes and planet calculations
- Informative essay based on students’ analysis of the relative distances, sizes, and surface temperatures of the planets in the Solar System.
- A planet information label with planet facts and distances from the Sun and Earth.
- An accurate, 2-dimensional scale model of the Solar System in either U.S. Customary Units, or the Metric System.
- An accurate, 3-dimensional scale model of a constellation, labeled.
- An accurate 3-dimensional model of the Sun which labels and describes the layers.
How do natural resources affect culture?
What advancements and transformations exist in every culture?
How do forces in the earth create landforms?
What does every established civilization need?
What are the characteristics of an established civilization?
How are maps used to describe landforms?
Humanities Project Description:
Students will work in groups to research Native North Americans and the regions they inhabited. Students will assume the role of anthropologist and storyteller and write a narrative that captures a day in the life of a Native American with a focus on the pillars of a civilization. Students will be required to address a minimum of three of the five pillars of a civilization.
Additionally, students will create a website exhibiting their knowledge about their region. Each student will identify one pillar of a civilization to explain in detail with images on a webpage.
6 Grade Students will learn:
- How to work both collaboratively and independently when researching and writing.
- How to take effective notes when conducting research.
- How to compile notes into a narrative writing piece.
- How to identify main ideas when conducting research and how to use those main ideas to create an informative website.
- A Native America song in four part harmony called Muskogee Canon
- Researcher’s notebook that outlines information the student has gathered
- Narrative writing piece focused on the pillars of a civilization
- Web page outlining Native American culture within the designated region.
- How to sing in four part harmony
- Narrative portraying Native American culture
- Researcher’s Notebook
- Oral Presentation
- Weekly and end of term assessments on Native American culture
- Dress rehearsal for the Naive American Canon and chorus concert
Science & Mathematics Project Description:
Students will use the Scientific Method to investigate and describe a geographic region of North America. They will describe in detail and show with a graphic representation or model how the area was formed by tectonic forces; how convection moved tectonic plates under the area and created the landforms that characterize the region. This description will include what types of rock might be found and how they were formed. Students will discuss the environmental forces that are changing these rocks and landforms and give examples of both weathering and erosion. Students will create a map and a topographic map of a major landform in their region, using a scale, symbols, a key, as well as the latitude and longitude gridlines of the area.
6th Grade Students will learn:
- How the internal convection currents of the earth move tectonic plates and create major landforms.
- How rocks are formed.
- How environmental forces change the land.
- How to make a topographic map using scale
- Science notebook outlining information the student has gathered.
- A map of a prominent landform in their geographic region.
- A topographic map of a prominent landform in their geographic region.
- A graphic depiction of the tectonic forces which formed a geographic region of North America and the local rock types and how they were formed;
- A description of one example each of chemical and mechanical weathering and how erosion forms the land.
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