Target Level: Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject Area: Health, Language Arts (English), Science, Social Studies
Class Time: 1 hour
- The student will be able to analyze the lessons we’ve done in the past two weeks and form opinions about wants and needs.
- The students will be able to participate in a discussion about pros and cons of future inventions.
- The students will be able to discuss how the world’s pollution affects each of us.
PA State Standards
Subject: Health, Safety & Physical Education
Area 10.2: Healthful Living
Grade/Course Grade 6
Standard E.: Analyze environmental factors that impact health.
- Key Content: chemicals, metals, gases
- Key Content: radiation
- Key Content: natural disasters
Subject: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Area 1.6: Speaking and Listening
Grade/Course 1.6.5: Grade 5
Standard A.: Listen to others.
- Ask pertinent questions.
- Distinguish relevant information, ideas and opinions from those that are irrelevant.
- Take notes when prompted.
Standard D.: Contribute to discussions.
- Ask relevant questions.
- Respond with relevant information or opinions to questions asked.
- Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of others.
- Adjust involvement to encourage equitable participation.
- Give reasons for opinions.
- Summarize, when prompted.
There will be no formal assessment, however, students will participate in the discussion.
Materials and Use of Technology
Materials and resources
- Chart paper
Sequence of Instruction Including Hook and Closure
Hook – “Please join me on the carpet”
- Hang a chart that reads: We All Share One Earth
- Review all that we have talked about over the past two weeks:
- 2 specific countries: Japan and the United States
- Similarities and Differences
- Natural and Man-Made Disasters
- Different types of pollution
- How things have changed over time
- Ask the question: What can we do to make a difference?
- Create a chart with student responses.