5th Grade Year Long Plan 2015 - 2016
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ThemeHow the World WorksWhere We Are in Place and TimeSharing the PlanetHow We Organize OurselvesWho We AreHow We Express Ourselves
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an inquiry into the interaction between the natural world and human societiesan inquiry into the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind
An inquiry into peace and conflict resolution.
an inquiry into societal decison-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environmentan inquiry into human relationships including families, friends communties, and cultures; rights and responsibilites; what it means to be human.an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs, and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
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DatesAugSeptOctNovDecJanJanFebMarAprMayJune
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8/29 - 10/710/10 - 11/1811/28 - 1/271/30 - 3/103/13 - 4/285/1 - 6/1
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TitleSurvivor!Expanding Our WorldConflict/RevolutionIt's All About ChoicesHealthy SystemsExhibition
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Central IdeaUnderstanding scientific principles helps us prepare for and predict the future.Exploration and migration shape our world.Conflict can lead to change.Values influence decisions and behavior.Systems and structures work together to support our world.
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Lines of InquiryMining data for patterns and using patterns to inform decisions.
Adapting data collection methods given environmental constraints.
How accurate weather prediction has contributed to society’s advancement.
Exploration of the new world
The causes of migration
The changes that occur as a result of
exploration and migration

Reasons for conflict
Events and individuals causing change
Outcomes of revolution and conflict
Origins, structure and functions of US Govt
The different economic systems (capitalism, communism, socialism)
Qualities of successful businesses
How persuasive strategies influence decisions
Structures and functions of complex organisms.
The interdependence of systems.
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Key ConceptsChange, Causation, ConnectionPerspective, change, connectionCausation, change, connection, reflectionResponsiblity, Function, FormForm, Function, Connection
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Attributes (Learner Profile)
Knowledgeable, Caring
Risk-taker, thinker, knowledgeableRisk-TakerPrincipled, CommunicatorBalanced, Principled
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AttitudesConfidence, IntegrityCooperation, CuriosityIntegrity, Commitment, ConfidenceEmpathy, CommitmentIndependence, Cooperation
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ReadingHatchetTCI/Student Choice/Currrent Event ArticlesSophia's War, The Secret Mission of William TuckLemonade War, Beloved Dearly/Jr Great Books
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WritingNarrative Informative/Research PaperHistorical FictionPersuasiveMemoirsInformative
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Social StudiesGeography 1: Use various geographic tools and sources to answer questions about the geography of the United States
Geography 2: Causes and consequences of movement; Geography 2.2b
History 1:Analyze historical sources from multiple points of view to develop an understanding of historical context.
History 2:The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas, and themes in North America from 1491 through the founding of the United States government. Civics 2: The origins, structure, and functions of the United States government.
Geography 2: Causes and consequences of movement: d. Analyze how cooperation and conflict among people contribute to political, economic, and social divisions in the United States

Economics 1: Government and market structures influence financial institutions
Economics 2: Utilizing financial institutions to manage personal finances (PFL)

Civics 1: The foundations of citizenship in the United States; Civil Rights


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ScienceEarth Systems 1: Earth and sun provide a diversity of renewable and on renewable resources. Earth Systems 2: Earth’s surface changes constantly through a variety of processes and forces. Earth Surfaces 3: Weather conditions change because of the uneven heating of Earth’s surface by the Sun’s energy. Weather changes are measured by differences in temperature, air pressure, wind and water in the atmosphere and type of precipitation.Life Sciences 1. All organisms have structures and systems with separate functions Life Sciences 2. Human body systems have basic structures, functions, and needs
Quick Review of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Also, familiarize students with earth systems
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Math
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Other: action, integration with specialists, fieldwork, etc.Balarat/project cure; garden + farmer's marketWax MuseumSnow Mtn Ranch: 2 nights? Team Bldg for Exhibition; Pulsera
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