EXPLORATIONS CYCLE 2

Focus Questions

What have people invented and discovered?

Literature

Blood on the River
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Into Thin Air
Into the Wild

Writing

DBQ- The Age of Exploration
Press/News Release
In-class timed essays

Language Arts

Daily Grammar Practice, Daily Reading Practice, Giggles in the Middle – daily editing and GUM, Vocabulary Workshop- Sadlier-Oxford, Latin/Greek word roots study

Natural World: Guiding Questions

What questions and rules are used to explore living things and the six kingdoms?

Social World: Guiding Question

What are the factors that led people to explore and contribute to the exploration of North America?

Math

fundamentals, pre-algebra, algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, data analysis, measurement

Personal World and Health

Personal creativity and leadership
Friendships
Nutrition
Service learning