Table of Contents

Age 12-14 - Concept 2: Semester 2

Unit 1: History of Your State [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Your State's Natural History (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Flora and Fauna
  • Lesson 3: Native Populations
  • Lesson 4: The History of Your State (3 Days)
  • Lesson 5: State Leaders
  • Lesson 6: Your State by the Numbers (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Your State's Economy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Your State and the Arts
  • Final Project: A Warm Welcome (2 Days)

Unit 1: Genetics and DNA [S]

  • Lesson 1: The Importance of DNA
  • Lesson 2: Inheritance
  • Lesson 3: Generations, Probability, and Change (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Reproduction and Change (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: From Generation to Generation
  • Lesson 6: Diversity and Adaptation
  • Lesson 7: Inheritance and Environment (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Cloning
  • Final Project: A New Organism (4 Days)

Unit 1: The House of the Scorpion [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Cloning (4 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Revising and Editing
  • Lesson 3: Cast of Characters
  • Lesson 4: Rhetorical and Logical Fallacies
  • Lesson 5: Arguing the Issue
  • Lesson 6: Societal Comparisons
  • Lesson 7: One-Act Play
  • Lesson 8: Family Crest
  • Lesson 9: Science Fiction
  • Lesson 10: Opium and Aztlán
  • Lesson 11: Wisdom and Love
  • Lesson 12: El Día de los Muertos
  • Lesson 13: Unit Test and Essay Reflections

Unit 2: Industrialization, Urbanization, and Immigration [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Urbanization and Migration
  • Lesson 2: Indian Wars in the West (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: New Technologies
  • Lesson 4: New Industries (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Immigration (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Social Problems (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Politics
  • Lesson 8: World War I (2 Days)
  • Final Project: A Dramatic Performance or Scrapbook (2 Days)

Unit 2: Living Organisms [S]

  • Lesson 1: Levels of Organization
  • Lesson 2: Structure and Stability
  • Lesson 3: Plant Reproduction
  • Lesson 4: Biotic and Abiotic Factors
  • Lesson 5: Nutrition
  • Lesson 6: Respiration
  • Lesson 7: Stimulus and Response (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: Behavior
  • Lesson 9: Ecological Relationships
  • Lesson 10: Structural Similarities
  • Final Project: Exploring Living Organisms (3 Days)

Unit 2: Watership Down [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Preparing to Read
  • Lesson 2: Foreshadowing
  • Lesson 3: An Epic Journey
  • Lesson 4: Comparing Rabbits
  • Lesson 5: Quotes and Creatures
  • Lesson 6: Dramatic Irony
  • Lesson 7: Rabbit Societies
  • Lesson 8: Folktales and Fantasy
  • Lesson 9: Characters
  • Lesson 10: Setting
  • Lesson 11: Conflict and Escape
  • Lesson 12: Dramatic Enactment
  • Lesson 13: A Fantasy Story (3 Days)

Unit 3: The Great Depression and World War II [SS]

  • Lesson 1: The 1920s
  • Lesson 2: The Great Depression (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The Start of World War II
  • Lesson 4: 1942
  • Lesson 5: The Homefront (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: 1943
  • Lesson 7: Victory in Europe (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: The Holocaust (2 Days)
  • Lesson 9: Victory in the Pacific
  • Final Project: Before and After World War II (2 Days)

Unit 3: A Dynamic Planet [S]

  • Lesson 1: The Dating Game
  • Lesson 2: Plate Tectonics (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The First Four Billion Years
  • Lesson 4: The Age of Visible Life (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Digging for Clues
  • Lesson 6: Natural Selection
  • Lesson 7: Survival of the Fittest
  • Lesson 8: Convergent Evolution
  • Final Project: Fast Forward (3 Days)

Unit 3: The Book Thief [LA]

  • Lesson 1: The Author and Narrator (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Similes and Metaphors
  • Lesson 3: Burning Books
  • Lesson 4: The Value of Books
  • Lesson 5: The Accordion Player
  • Lesson 6: The Standover Man
  • Lesson 7: The Seven-Sided Die
  • Lesson 8: The Thief Strikes Again
  • Lesson 9: Close Calls
  • Lesson 10: The Trilogy of Happiness
  • Lesson 11: The Word Shaker
  • Lesson 12: The Teddy Bear
  • Final Project: Think-Tac-Toe (3 Days)

Unit 4: Global Conflict and Civil Rights [SS]

  • Lesson 1: The Post-War World
  • Lesson 2: The Cold War and Communism (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The Cold War
  • Lesson 4: Civil Rights (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides
  • Lesson 6: The Ballot
  • Lesson 7: New Directions and Other Social Movements
  • Lesson 8: Korea
  • Lesson 9: Vietnam
  • Lesson 10: The Culture of the 1960s
  • Final Project: A Time Capsule (2 Days)

Unit 4: Human Body Systems [S]

  • Lesson 1: Our Bodies
  • Lesson 2: Cells, Tissues, and Organs
  • Lesson 3: Musculoskeletal System
  • Lesson 4: Cardiovascular System
  • Lesson 5: Respiratory System
  • Lesson 6: Digestive System
  • Lesson 7: Urinary System
  • Lesson 8: Endocrine System
  • Lesson 9: Reproductive System
  • Lesson 10: Immune System
  • Lesson 11: Nervous System (2 Days)
  • Lesson 12: Balance in the Body
  • Lesson 13: Human Growth and Development
  • Final Project: Body Systems Presentation (3 Days)

Unit 4: To Kill a Mockingbird [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Historical Context
  • Lesson 2: Home and School
  • Lesson 3: The Mystery of Boo
  • Lesson 4: Snow and Fire
  • Lesson 5: Surprising Talent
  • Lesson 6: Separate
  • Lesson 7: A Moral Dilemma
  • Lesson 8: Identity
  • Lesson 9: Order in the Court
  • Lesson 10: Equal Rights?
  • Lesson 11: The Mockingbird
  • Lesson 12: Wise Words
  • Lesson 13: Text and Film
  • Final Project: Oral Book Presentation (3 Days)

Unit 5: Technology Explosion [SS]

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Modern America (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Demographics and Immigration (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: The End of the Cold War (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Leadership and Domestic Policy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Technology (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Terrorism
  • Lesson 7: Modern American Culture (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Illustrated Essay or National History Day (2 Days)

Unit 5: Health and Nutrition [S]

  • Lesson 1: Feelings
  • Lesson 2: Being a Smart Consumer
  • Lesson 3: Healthy Body (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Healthy Relationships (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Nutrition and Exercise (3 Days)
  • Final Project: Personal Health Plan (2 Days)

Unit 5: Great American Poets [LA]

  • Lesson 1: Poetry Basics
  • Lesson 2: Early American Poetry
  • Lesson 3: Figurative Language
  • Lesson 4: Poetic Forms
  • Lesson 5: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Lesson 6: Meaning in Poetry
  • Lesson 7: Poetry Analysis
  • Lesson 8: Robert Frost
  • Lesson 9: Memorizing Poetry
  • Lesson 10: Poems about Poetry
  • Lesson 11: Editing Your Work
  • Lesson 12: Reciting Poetry
  • Final Project: Poetry Journal (3 Days)