Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet
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Respect
互助、尊重、爱
Bridges and Walls
桥与墙
Expressing Ourselves through Writing
写作与交流
The Physical World
物理世界
Technology
科技与生活
Geology & Energy
地质、能源与环保
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Individuals have rights and responsibilities in community decision-making Bridges and walls have been around for a long time and can help us understand our culture and ourselves. Writers use a variety of techniques to express their ideas, feelings, and beliefs. The laws of the physical world explain why things are the way they are. Technology impacts on the world of work and leisure. Natural elements shape Earth’s land surface and provide resources for human use.
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1. Citizenship and civic responsibility 1. Different types of walls and bridges, and famous walls and bridges throughout history 1. People write for different purposes 1. How we use properties to define and categorize 1. What is technology? 1. Investigate attributes and properties of soils, rocks and minerals in our area
2. Individuals’ roles in community decision making 2. The multi-faceted and metaphoric concepts of walls and bridges 2. Two types of publications – newspapers and magazines 2. How changes in the physical world can be explained 2. How has technology changed our school, our family lives and the way we play? 2. Natural resources – renewable vs. non-renewable
3. Why community decisions are important to individuals 3. Individual/small-group research projects 3. Written expression and writing techniques 3. Individual/small-group science projects 3. Imagine This!: Individual projects of inventions/new technology 3. Our responsibilities in protecting the environment
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Common Core State Standards 5.2.4.C.1-3 6.1.4.C.16-18 5.4.4.B.1; 5.4.4.C.1
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First four weeks of the school year September - November November - January January - February April - June March - April