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Elementary

Weekly Themes and Enduring Understandings

Week Theme Enduring Understanding
 #1 July 9 - July 13 Welcome Summer: Oceans of FUN!

 

Students will learn all about oceans, their names, and where they are located in the world.

Students will learn about ocean life.

Students will make connections to oceans through word study.

 Students will participate in the writing process and create a written piece using vivid words about Oceans.

 Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Word Families, Synonyms etc. via reading picture books or non- fiction texts

 Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Rhyming ocean words

 

 #2-3 July 16 - July 27 In this World 

 

Students will understand that geographical features (landforms, location and weather/climate) affect how people live.

Students will understand that cultural traditions differ in various countries of the world.

Create a global awareness of people, places, and things.

 

 #4-5 July 30 - August 6 Dino World!

 

Students will understand that geographical features (landforms, location and weather/climate) affect how animals live.

Students will understand the impact of natural disasters.

Students will use technology to research a chosen dinosaurs.

Students will explore the importance of paleontology.

Students will understand why certain dinosaurs walk  and some only fly

Sequencing on a timeline to plot when the dinosaurs lived.

 

 #6 August 13 - August 17 Summary Culminating Activities 

Secondary

Weekly Themes and Enduring Understandings

Week Theme

Enduring Understanding

 #1 July 9 - July 13 Meteorology

 

Weather influences the way people live their lives.

 

There are various types of weather systems and patterns.

 

Weather varies depending on a region and other specific elements.

 

#2 July 16 - July 20 Astronomy

 

Humans have explored outer space with the support of technology.

 

There is an abundant amount of unknown and unexplored areas in outer space.

 

Outer space includes a multitude of things including stars, planets, asteroids, varying atmospheres, galaxies, black holes, etc.

 

#3 July 23 - July 27 Land Biomes 

 

Earth’s biomes result from the topography, temperature, precipitation and soil type present in an area.

 

The world is comprised of different biomed and so is the United States.

 

Each biome had its it's own characteristics that make it unique.

 

#4 July 30 - August 3 West Coast, Southwest, Hawaii

 

The cultures and lifestyles of regions in the United States are affected by their climate, economy, and natural resources.

 

Regions have evolved over time due to the influence of migration, technological development and economic factors.

 

#5 August 6 - August 10 Regions: New England, Southeast, Mountains

 

The cultures and lifestyles of regions in the United States are affected by their climate, economy, and natural resources.

 

Regions have evolved over time due to the influence of migration, technological development and economic factors.

 

#6 August 13 - August 17 Science Olympics Culminating Activities