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Academic Content Standards:
K-2 & 3-5
Discover that stories (e.g., cartoons, movies, comics)
sometimes give plants and animals characteristics they really
do not have (e.g., talking flowers).
Interact with living things and the environment in ways
that promote respect.
Listen to and discuss songs, poetry, literature and drama
that reflect the cultural heritages of the people of the United
Distinguish between land and water on maps and globes.
Distinguish between fantasy and reality.
Explore that humans and other animals have body parts that
help to seek, find and take in food when they are hungry (e.g.,
sharp teeth, flat teeth, good nose and sharp vision).
Investigate that animals eat plants and / or other animals
for shelter and nesting.
Investigate a variety of ways to make things move and what
causes them to change speed, direction and / or stop.
Identify cultural practices of a culture on each continent
through the study of the folktales, music and art created by people
living in that culture.
Provide own interpretation of story, using information
from the text.
Investigate the different structures of plants and animals
that help them live in different environments (e.g., lungs, gills,
leaves and roots).
Explore and describe sounds (e.g., high, low, soft and
loud) produced by vibrating objects.
Identify and use symbols to locate places of significance
on maps and globes.
ways in which language, stories, folktales, music and artistic
creations serve as expressions of culture and influence the behavior
of people living in a particular culture.
Explain how contributions of different cultures within
the United States have influenced our common national heritage.
Read and interpret a variety of maps.
List questions about essential elements from
informational text (e.g., why,who, where, what, when and how)
and identify answers.
Distinguish between stories, poems, plays, fairy tales
Relate animal structures to their specific survival functions
(e.g.obtaining food, escaping or hiding from enemies).
Observe and explore how fossils provide evidence about
animals that lived long ago and the nature of the environment
at that time.
Communicate scientific findings to others through a variety
of methods (e.g., pictures, written, oral and recorded observations).
Compare and contrast information between texts and across
Recognize and describe similarities and differences of
plot across literary works..
Differentiate fact from opinion and explain that scientists
do not rely on claims or conclusions unless they are backed by
observations that can be confirmed.
Compare and contrast information on a single topic or theme
across different text and non-text resources.
Identify and explain the defining characteristics of literary
forms and genres, including poetry, drama, fables, fantasies,
chapter books, fiction and non-fiction.
Summarize that organisms can survive only in ecosystems
in which their needs can be met (e.g., food, water, shelter, air,
carrying capacity and waste disposal). The world has different
ecosystems and distinct ecosystems support the lives of different
types of organisms.
Support how an organisms patterns of behavior are
related to the nature of that organisms ecosystem, including
the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability
of food and
resources, and the changing physical characteristics of the ecosystem.
Analyze how all organisms, including humans, cause changes
in their ecosystems and how these changes can be beneficial, neutral
or detrimental (e.g., beaver ponds, earthworm burrows,
grasshoppers eating plants, people planting and cutting trees
and people introducing a new species).
Investigate positive and negative impacts of human activity
and technology on the environment.
Explain how the solution to one problem may create other
Summarize how conclusions and ideas change as new knowledge
Make critical comparisons across texts.
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