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Unit 2 - Cultures Meet

In unit one, we studied how Early Explorers came to “discover” the new world - North and South America.  Many European countries claimed land on these continents as their own. Well, now what?? In unit two, we will study how and why the first settlers moved to what would eventually become the United States of America.


Essential Question:  How can resources assist in meeting challenges?

The settlers had many challenges in moving to this new, unknown and unsettled land.  We will explore how the environment they moved to dictated how they built their colonies.  As a paired fiction novel, we will read The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.  In this novel, we will come to find how Lina and Doon use their resources to find the secret way out of Ember - and just in time too!


Module A - Two Dimensional Figures

During this unit of math, we will study the attributes of the following quadrilaterals:

  • Trapezoid
  • Parallelogram
  • Rectangle
  • Rhombus
  • Square
  • Kite

CLICK HERE for a Module A Parent Tip Sheet

Unit 1 - Spaceship Earth
During the next six weeks, we will be exploring answers to the following questions:
  • Why does the sun rise and set?
  • Who set the first clock?
  • Why do the stars change with the seasons?
  • How can the sun tell you the season?
  • Why does the moon change shape?
  • What are wandering stars?