We are working on tasks and projects together. We are learning to think like scientists. We are problem solvers. We will apply what we learn to make the world a better place.
Oral Tradition, Symbolism and Building Community
How can we use what we learn about another community to help define what we want for our classroom community?
How can peace be created and sustained?
How can we understand another culture?
What can we as scientists learn from the Native Americans of New York, to help us improve our environment?
Students will create a “quilt” that defines the classroom community. Each student creates a symbol on a quilt square about themselves write explanatory paragraph about their quilt square, and present to the class. Students will apply learning to determine ways to improve the environment.
Interdependent Roles in Colonial America Colonial Life: Adjusting to a New Life
In what ways was interdependence in Colonial America essential to survival?
How can a writer portray life during Colonial America using historical accuracy?
Why do researchers use multiple sources? What can we infer about the past from primary resources?
How can we help immigrants adjust to life in America?
Students will synthesize information to create a historically accurate narrative of how a colonial tradesperson helped a new family to the village adjust to life in the colonies. Through an in-depth study of early colonization of America, students will and learn how the colonists adjusted, what problems they faced and how they needed to change their lifestyles in order to survive in the new world.
Simple Machines - Force and Motion
How do simple machines impact our lives?
How do readers and writers form and support opinions?
How do simple machines impact force, effort and work?
Students will write an editorial about which simple machine they think benefits people’s lives the most. Students will support their opinions with evidence from their research.