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# 5

## A movie for your autobiography, starring YOU

Part 1 and part 2 of this lesson has an upper elementary create an animoto video about themselves or their family in some way.

Assignment:  Make a video with Animoto, to help us learn about YOU!

Here are the choices from which to choose:

1. About the author video.

2. Interview someone on video.

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## Fraction Concepts, Addition and Subtraction

In this unit, students build on fraction concepts from previous grades to understand fractions as division. They also use visual models to make estimates, add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers, and check the reasonableness of their answers. Finally, students explore strategies for solving fraction-of problems.

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## Geography as it Relates to American History

Students will understand that applying the various Elements of Geography helps us to understand our past.

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## Nonfiction: Using Context Clues for Vocabulary; Main Idea & Supporting Detail

Lessons focus on learning and using strategies for defining words using context clues and strategies for determining main ideas and supporting details.

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## Understanding The Design Process and Creating the World's Tallest Buildings With It

Being able to create with the same process that designers and engineers use is one of the biggest learning super powers we can give our students. The steps are relatively simple to master and create a productive, growth-centered mindset in our learners.

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## Plant Science

These lessons address science, math, and ELA standards. We have a Tower Garden and these lessons focus on parts of plants, plant needs for growth, and comparing differences between plants growing in soil and an Aeroponic gardening system. Students will monitor and graph growth.

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## The Science and Technology Needed to Feed Our Planet

Students must understand the lifecycles of the plants that feed our planet, as well as the way technology is making doing so more efficient and responsible. This unit is designed not only to inform students on the basics of plant life cycles but to inspire them to look innovatively at how technology can be used to ensure the feeding of the planet continues to grow in efficiency.

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## Human Impacts on the Environment

5th graders will explore human impacts on the environment though class discussion and will take an online quiz to evaluate their own "ecological footprint".  We will then examine some of the larger human impacts and what communities do to help.

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## Helping Verbs

Students will learn about helping and main verbs through videos and a website. They will memorize the 23 helping verbs through the "Jingle Bells" tune. To practice identifying helping verbs, they have the opportunity to play games. They will end the lesson by writing a story as a group that contains helping and main verbs.

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For this lesson, students will learn what linking verbs are through videos and a website. They will practice identifying linking verbs through online games. To end the lesson, they will write a paragraph about themselves using linking verbs.

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