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.
Weather Watchers: A Study of Weather and Climate: 3rd Grade CEU
How do scientists gather data, use it to predict weather, and create solutions to weather related hazards? We will peer into the life of a meteorologist and learn just what it takes to excel as a weather scientist. We will research answers to questions such as "What is the relationship between temperature and location?" "What do clouds and cloud cover indicate about current and future weather?" "What are the characteristics of extreme weather?" We will be utilizing advanced level research, reading, writing and thinking skills as we study the exciting world of weather.
Civilizations: 4th Grade CEU
Our Place in Space: 4th Grade CEU
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.