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Teacher: Crystal Galloway
Students: Chloe, Kimberly, Justin, Sophia, Nandita, Malik, Broo
E. R. Dickson Elementary, Mobile County
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.
Content Areas: Science, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[IL] (0-12) 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.
[ELA2010] (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]
[ELA2010] (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]