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Perfect Inventions=Perfect World

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Teacher: Crystal Galloway

Students: Chloe, Kimberly, Justin, Sophia, Nandita, Malik, Broo

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E. R. Dickson Elementary, Mobile County

Overview:

My students have been studying ancient civilizations and their influence on history.  During our study we took a close look at the achievements of the Chinese, the Greek, and the Romans.  We realized that these three civilizations provided people with amazing inventions and languages.  We used this knowledge to write our own version of the book Perfect Inventions Perfect World (2000) by Holly Springs Elementary. The students "invented" items to improve our world and named them with words of either Greek or Latin origin. 


Length: 05:08

Content Areas: Science, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

IL (K-12)
9. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
  • Shares knowledge and information with others.
  • Respects others' ideas and backgrounds and acknowledges their contributions
  • Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to identify information problems and to seek their solutions.
  • Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions.
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    ELA2015 (4)
    41. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.4.4]
    a. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.4.4a]
    b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph). [L.4.4b]
    c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. [L.4.4c]
     
    ELA2015 (5)
    41. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.5.4]
    a. Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.5.4a]
    b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis). [L.5.4b]
    c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. [L.5.4c]
     

     


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