Social Studies

Location state website

Capitals website



People of the United States Project:

Requirements:

Creating a collage of your American immigrant people. Must include four pictures: 3 pictures that show their contributions to America and 1 picture that shows why they came to America. Each of your pictures should include a detailed caption explaining why your group chose to draw that illustration. It should be typed in Google Drive and printed off to be handed in with the collage.


People US Project

 


Computer Science:

Students create programs with loops, events, and conditionals and write algorithms for everyday tasks. They will translate their names into binary, investigate different problem-solving techniques, and discuss societal impacts of computing. By the end of the curriculum, students create interactive games or stories they can share. 

There is a total of 19 lessons students will complete. Some of these lessons are unplugged lessons we will do in our classroom with manipulatives. There are lessons on line where students will actual be writing code to complete different task. The website is Code.org, feel free to visit this website to investigate more.


Saint Project: 

Students have begun research on their saint. Below you will find details about the project. Students are all invited to share their project to the parish on Sunday, November 1st after 10:30am mass in the social hall. If a student is unable to attend they will present in their classrooms on Monday, November 2nd or Tuesday, November 3rd.


Digital Citizenship:

All this curriculum is from Common Sense Education a free website provided for teachers, parents and students. Students will take an assessment after each unit, look for a review sheet to come home with your child.

Unit 1:

Rings of Responsibility: Students explore what it means to be responsible to and respectful of their offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be a good digital citizens.

Private and Personal Information: How can you protect yourself from online identity theft? Students think critically about the information they share online.

The Power of Words: Students consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them fell angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. Students identify actions that will make them Upstanders in the face of cyberbullying.

The Key to Keywords: Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies.

Whose Is It, Anyway?: Students learn that copying the work of others and presenting it as one's own is called plagiarism. They also learn about when and how it's ok to use the work of others.

 

Unit 2:

Strong Passwords: Students learn how to create secure passwords in order to protect their private information and accounts online.

You've Won a Prize: Students learn what spam is, the forms it takes, and then identify strategies for dealing with it.

How to Cite a Site: Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research. They then learn how to write bibliographical citations for online sources.

Picture Perfect: Students learn how photos can be altered digitally. They will consider the creative upsides of photo alteration, as well as its power to distort our perceptions of beauty and health.

What's Cyberbullying?: Students explore how it feels to be cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling cyberbullying when it arises.


Unit 3:

Selling Stereotypes: Students explore how the media can play a powerful role in shaping our ideas about girls and boys. They practice identifying messages about gender roles in two online activity zones for kids.

Privacy Rules: Students learn that children’s websites must protect their private information. They learn to identify these secure sites by looking for their privacy policies and privacy seals of approval.

Talking Safely Online: Students learn that the Internet is a great place to develop rewarding relationships. But they also learn not to reveal private information to a person they know only online.

Super Digital Citizen: Students explore Spider-Man's motto, "with great power comes great responsibility" through the lens of digital citizenship. They create comic strips show a digital superhero who witnesses an act of poor digital citizenship, and then helps resolve it.

Digital Citizen Pledge: Students work together to outline common expectations in order to build a strong digital citizenship community. Each member of the class signs a We the Digital Citizens Pledge.