In this unit, students will reflect on the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world. Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) vignettes will provide the basis for researching and collecting data to be organized into a class celebrations chart. As a culminating activity, students will set up learning stations and host a celebration of Water Day, leading younger students on a rotation of the stations. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RI.3.1, RI.3.7, RI.3.8 , RI.4.1, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.5.1, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water
Subject Arts — Music • English Language Arts — Language • Social Studies — Geography • World Languages and Cultures
Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Common Core State Standards
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Great activity for students --
Thorough, informative, engaging and fun!
Sounds like a great unit that will be very valuable to many teachers and students.