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Age 8-10 - Concept 1: Interdependence

Unit 1: Dirt and Plants [S]

  • Lesson 1: Soil (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Plants (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Seeds (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Photosynthesis
  • Lesson 5: Trees (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Compost and Decomposers
  • Lesson 7: Plants, Animals, and People
  • Final Project: A New Species of Plant

Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
  • Lesson 2: Little House in the Big Woods
  • Lesson 3: Winter Days and Winter Nights
  • Lesson 4: The Long Rifle
  • Lesson 5: Christmas
  • Lesson 6: Sundays and Two Big Bears
  • Lesson 7: The Sugar Snow
  • Lesson 8: Dance at Grandpa's
  • Lesson 9: Going to Town
  • Lesson 10: Summertime and Harvest
  • Lesson 11: Finishing the Book
  • Final Project: Pioneer Family Night (2 Days)

Unit 2: Native Americans [SS]

  • Lesson 1: The Very First Americans (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: The Southwest Indians (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Northeast Indians (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: The Plains Indians (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Indians of the Southeast (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Native American Culture (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Nature and the Native Americans
  • Final Project: Native American Exhibit (3 Days)

Unit 2: The Sign of the Beaver [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Background Information
  • Lesson 2: Alone
  • Lesson 3: A Stranger
  • Lesson 4: A Treaty
  • Lesson 5: A Story
  • Lesson 6: The Beaver
  • Lesson 7: Real Life Learning
  • Lesson 8: The Bear
  • Lesson 9: Attean's Past
  • Lesson 10: Manitou
  • Lesson 11: A Choice
  • Lesson 12: Persuasive Writing
  • Lesson 13: The Return
  • Final Project: The Sign of the Beaver Movie (2 Days)

Unit 3: Ecosystems and Ecology [S]

  • Lesson 1: Ecosystems (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Symbiotic Relationships
  • Lesson 3: Natural Resources (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Environmental Changes (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Caring for the Earth
  • Final Project: Design Your Own Ecosystem (2 Days)

Unit 3: Native American Animal Stories [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Myths, Legends, and Folktales
  • Lesson 2: People and Animal Stories (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The Natural World (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Survival Stories
  • Lesson 5: Legends from Other Cultures (2 Days)
  • Final Project: My Own Myth (2 Days)