Children Just Like Me: 1st Grade CEU
Did you know that when young children in the Dominican Republic lose a baby tooth, they throw the tooth on the roof so that a mouse will find it and bring them a new one? Did you know that the people of Ndebele decorate the outside of their houses rather than the inside to tell their family history? Families pass down cultural traditions to their children through music, art, celebrations, foods, and literature. During this unit, students will explore the similarities and differences between themselves and children around the world.
Archaeologists Really Dig It!: 2nd Grade CEU
How do we know about people and places of the past? Archaeology is a relatively new field in science and became popular in the last century when archaeologists began digging through the layers of the ancient Egyptian empire. Archaeologists are scientists who dig into the layers of the Earth systematically to discover what secrets remain from past cultures. During this unit, students examine the tools and processes of the archaeologist and use their best detective skills to recover, document, and analyze artifacts.
Transportation~America on the Move: 2nd Grade CEU
Howard County has been in the forefront of exciting innovations in transportation since colonial times in America. One of America’s earliest highways, the National Road (now known as Frederick Road), was built right through the heart of the county in the early 1800s giving birth to many villages along the way, such as Lisbon and West Friendship. The very first railroad station in America was built in Ellicott City in 1830 to move travelers and goods between the rural farmlands and Baltimore City.
World Cultures: Where in the World is Cinderella?:3rd Grade CEU
What is it about the story of Cinderella that has inspired hundreds of versions representing nearly every culture in the world? Literature is often a window into the values and customs of a culture and these values are passed down from generation to generation through storytelling. Students have the opportunity to study many different cultures through this fairy tale. They create an original version to tell the tale of a culture of their choice. The student versions are often clever and funny, as they tell the tale of a distant culture.
Building Bridges: 3rd Grade CEU
The technology of building bridges has been in a constant state of change since early man first rolled a log across a stream to cross over to the other side. The earliest bridges used a beam of wood to span short distances. The Romans created the graceful arch bridge and created a stronger material called concrete for bridges and buildings. In the 19th century, the triangular truss design stiffened bridge frames so they could span greater distances. As the Industrial Age introduced the need for stronger and longer bridges to carry trains and automobiles, steel suspension bridges added a new shape to the horizon. During this unit, students experiment with balancing opposing forces using various bridge designs and materials.
Civilizations: 4th Grade CEU
This curriculum extension unit is called "Civilizations - the Development of Ancient Cultures". This unit is interdisciplinary in nature and uses advanced-level reading, writing, and communication instruction to explore events and ideas that influenced the development of ancient civilizations.
Treasure the Chesapeake: 4th Grade CEU
This curriculum extension unit is called “Treasure The Chesapeake.” This unit is interdisciplinary in nature and uses advanced-level reading and writing instruction to explore physical, biological, economical, and historical concepts about the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the environmental problems and issues facing the Bay as well as ways that humans can help to restore and protect this vital and valuable natural resource.
Leadership: 5th Grade CEU
This curriculum extension unit is called “Lead Today to Change Tomorrow!” This unit is interdisciplinary in nature and uses advanced-level reading and writing instruction to recognize, describe, and apply basic concepts and principles related to the study of leadership.
This curriculum extension unit, called "Making Waves" is interdisciplinary in nature and used advanced-level reading and writing instruction to explore the interdependence of Earth's ocean systems.