Monday 3/18 Tuesday 3/19 Wednesday 3/20 Thursday 3/21 Friday 3/22
Read Aloud: Thank You, World by AliceMcGinty andWendy Halperin
Introduce unit withKWL as a class onchart paper:ongoing and postedin room.
Explain and assignHomework: to gohome an talk withtheir parents about where theirparents grew up,the land, theweather, what theirparents did(worksheet provided)10:00-10:30
Partner work(pre-paired): exchangeideas fromconversation withparents.
Share out: partnershares aninteresting thingtheir partnershared (model)
Generate class list (will be divided bynation)
Decide what countries we willstudy in addition toUnited States(China, Cambodia,Mexico)10:00-10:30Natural Resources
Read Aloud: CharlieNeeds a Cloak byTomie dePaola
Brainstormsession: what areexamples of naturalresources
Create classdefinition of natural resource
Divide intoresearch teams,each team willfocus on a country:U.S., China,Cambodia, Mexico.10:00-10:30Natural Resources
Work in researchteams to find themost important natural resourcesfor the country of study. (informationprovided forstudents to look through)
In research teams,create poster withpictures andcaptions to sharenatural resourcesresearch with theclass.10:00-10:30Climate
Refer to parent reports (onposter)to introduceclimate andweather of ournations of study.
Use projector toshow climatic mapsof each of thecountries.
Vocab: new climatewords introduced,matching game11:30-12:30
Add to KWL chart
Introduce andbegin temperaturetables. (1 week)Using the internet, Iwill take groupsaside each day tolook up theweather in theircountry. Group willrecord weather intable format.