Fifth graders at Highland Park School focus on 3 major units of study. We begin with the explorer's and their discovery of new lands. We answer questions such as:
Why did people want to explore?
What did they accomplish?
Who did they meet and how did they interact with these natives?
What lands were claimed?
At the end of this unit, students are responsible for doing a project on an explorer of their choice. During this unit, we teach basic note taking skills, how to write a bibliography, finding credible online resources and other helpful skills to help them complete their research. The project requirements and rubric are below. Click to download.
Great Explorer Project Requirements
Great Explorer Project Rubric