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Age 10-12 - Concept 1: Environment and Cycles

Unit 1: Weather and Climate [S]

  • Lesson 1: Air Temperature and Pressure
  • Lesson 2: Wind
  • Lesson 3: Invisible Water in the Air: Humidity
  • Lesson 4: Clouds and the Water Cycle
  • Lesson 5: Fog, Dew, and Precipitation
  • Lesson 6: Storms: Thunder, Lightning, and Tornadoes
  • Lesson 7: Wild Weather
  • Lesson 8: Geography and Climate
  • Lesson 9: Mapping Weather and Fronts (2 Days)
  • Lesson 10: Global Patterns of Weather
  • Final Project: Weather Guide (3 Days)

Unit 1: The Wanderer [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Charting the Course
  • Lesson 2: Preparations
  • Lesson 3: Juggling
  • Lesson 4: Grand Manan
  • Lesson 5: Under Way
  • Lesson 6: Marine Life
  • Lesson 7: The Storm
  • Lesson 8: Changes
  • Lesson 9: Land Ho!
  • Lesson 10: Narrative Essay Writing and Voice (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Character Lapbook and Test (2 Days)

Unit 2: Geography and Landforms [SS]

  • Lesson 1: What is Geography?
  • Lesson 2: Maps of All Kinds
  • Lesson 3: Landforms (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Representing Landforms on Maps
  • Lesson 5: Human Geography
  • Lesson 6: Interacting with the Land
  • Lesson 7: Water Everywhere (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: The Geography of South America
  • Lesson 9: The Geography of North America
  • Final Project: Local Geography Book (2 Days)

Unit 2: The People of Sparks [LA]

  • Lesson 1: The City of Ember
  • Lesson 2: Sparks
  • Lesson 3: Discovery
  • Lesson 4: The Disaster
  • Lesson 5: Roamers
  • Lesson 6: Flags
  • Lesson 7: Tomatoes
  • Lesson 8: Unfairness
  • Lesson 9: Conflict
  • Lesson 10: The Decision (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Wars and Plagues or A New Environment (3 Days)

Unit 3: Our Changing Earth [S]

  • Lesson 1: The Rock Cycle
  • Lesson 2: Inside the Earth
  • Lesson 3: Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Earthquakes and Moving Plates
  • Lesson 5: Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Weathering (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Erosion
  • Final Project: Presenting the Rock Cycle (2 Days)

Unit 3: Short Stories [LA]

  • Lesson 1: The Good Deed
  • Lesson 2: Short Story Genre (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The Dog of Pompeii (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Rip Van Winkle (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Zlateh the Goat
  • Lesson 6: Women in Short Stories (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Your Choice
  • Final Project: Writing a Short Story (2 Days)