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EarthTrek Targeted Objectives by Country (3rd grade)

NEW country module: Greece Objectives:

READING

  • Identify the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes and know how they change the meaning of roots
  • Use context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Identify and use antonyms, synonyms, homographs, and homophones
  • Identify explicit cause and effect relationships among ideas in texts
  • Sequence and organize information to create a logically sequenced paragraph

MATH

  • Use linear measurement tools to measure lengths in metric units

SCIENCE

  • Collect data by observing and measuring using the metric system
  • Collect record and analyze information using graduated cylinders
  • Construct models that demonstrate the relationship and positions of the sun and planets

NEW country module: South Korea Objectives

READING

  • Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding
  • Draw conclusions from the facts presented in text and support those assertions with textual evidence

WRITING

  • Publish written work for a specific audience
  • Write about important personal experiences
  • Write responses to literary or expository texts that
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the text

 

MATH

  • Model addition and subtraction using numbers
  • Solve and record multiplication problems up to two digit time one digit
  • Round whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred to approximate reasonable results

SCIENCE

  • Construct simple tables, charts, and bar graphs to organize, examine, and measure data
  • Collect, record, and analyze information using tools
  • Measure, test, and record the physical properties of matter, including magnetism

Australia Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Interpret and use graphic sources of information, including maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams
  • Connect his/her own experiences, language, customs, and cultures of others
  • Write to record ideas and reflections
  • Write to discover, develop, and refine ideas
  • Write in different forms for different purposes such as lists to record, letters to invite or thank, or stories or poems to entertain
  • Use capitalization and punctuation such as commas in a series, apostrophes in contractions, quotation marks, proper nouns, and abbreviations with increased accuracy

MATH

  • Use place value to read, write, and describe the value of whole numbers through 999,999
  • Select addition or subtraction and use the operation to solve problems involving whole numbers through 999
  • Use models to solve division problems and use number sentences to record the solution
  • Round two digit numbers to the nearest ten and three digit numbers to the nearest 100

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places
  • Use scale to determine the distance between places on maps and globes
  • Identify and use the compass rose, grid, and symbols to locate places on maps and globes

China Objectives:

READING

  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, religion, and cultures
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire information from both print and electronic sources
  • Make and explain inferences from texts such as determining important ideas, causes and effects, making predictions, and drawing conclusions
  • Use multiple sources, including print such as an encyclopedia, technology, and experts to locate information that addresses questions

LANGUAGE

  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, religion, and cultures
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire information from both print and electronic sources
  • Make and explain inferences from texts such as determining important ideas, causes and effects, making predictions, and drawing conclusions
  • Use multiple sources, including print such as an encyclopedia, technology, and experts to locate information that addresses questions

 

MATH

  • Use place values to read, write (in symbols and words), and describe the value of whole numbers through 999,999

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Compare ways in which people in the local community and communities around the world meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation over time and in the present
  • Describe and explain variations in the physical environment including, climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards

India Objectives:

READING

  • Read to accomplish various purposes, both assigned and self-selected
  • Connect his/her own experiences, language, customs, and cultures of others
  • Recognize and use parts of a book to locate information, including table of contents, chapter titles, guide words, and indices

MATH

  • Use place value to read, write, and describe the value of whole numbers through 999,999
  • Estimate and measure length using standard units such as inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and meter

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Compare ways in which people in the local community and communities around the world meet their needs for government, education,communication, transportation, and recreation over time and in the present

SCIENCE

  • Collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, microscopes, cameras, safety goggles, sound recorders, clocks, computers, thermometers, hand lenses, meter sticks, rulers, balances, magnets, and compasses

Vietnam Objectives:

READING

  • Listen critically to interpret and evaluate
  • Listen responsively to stories and other texts read aloud
  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, regions, and cultures
  • Retell a spoken message by summarizing or clarifying
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire information from both print and electronic sources
  • Identify the importance of the setting to a story’s meaning
  • Recognize the story problem(s) or plot

LANGUAGE

  • Listen critically to interpret and evaluate
  • Listen responsively to stories and other texts read aloud
  • Connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, regions, and cultures
  • Retell a spoken message by summarizing or clarifying
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire information from both print and electronic sources
  • Identify the importance of the setting to a story’s meaning
  • Recognize the story problem(s) or plot

MATH

  • Add and subtract to solve meaningful problems involving whole numbers
  • Recognize and solve problems in multiplication and division situations

France/Italy Objectives:

READING

  • Read regularly in independent level materials
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire from both print and electronic sources
  • Understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing

LANGUAGE

  • Read regularly in independent level materials
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire from both print and electronic sources
  • Understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing

MATH

  • Select addition or subtraction and use the operation to solve problems involving whole numbers
  • Solve and record multiplication and division problems
  • Apply mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities

Brazil Objectives:

READING

  • Read regularly in independent level materials
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire from both print and electronic sources

MATH

  • Name, describe, and compare shapes and solids using formal geometric vocabulary
  • Use linear tools to estimate and measure lengths using standard units
  • Use standard units to find the perimeter of a shape
  • Interpret information from pictographs and bar graphs
  • Identify, classify, and describe two and three-dimensional geometric figures by their attributes

SCIENCE

  • Collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, microscopes, cameras, safety goggles, sound recorders, clocks, computers, thermometer, hand lenses, meter sticks, rulers, balances and compasses
  • Compare the mass of different objects

Mexico Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, regions, and cultures
  • Compose elaborated sentences in written texts

MATH

  • Add and subtract to solve meaningful problems involving whole numbers
  • Recognize and solve problems in multiplication and division situations

Egypt Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Read regularly in independent level materials
  • Read from a variety of genres for pleasure and to acquire from both print and electronic sources
  • Use multiple sources, including print such as an encyclopedia, technology, and experts to locate information that addresses questions
  • Write in different forms for different purposes such as lists, letters to invite or thank, and stories or poems to entertain

MATH

  • Name, describe, and compare shapes and solids using formal geometric vocabulary

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Compare ways in which people in the local community and communities around the world meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation over time and in the present
  • Create written and visual material such as stories, poems, pictures, maps, and graphic organizers to express ideas

SCIENCE

  • Collect and analyze information using tools including calculators, microscopes, cameras, safety goggles, sound recorders, clocks, computers, thermometer, hand lenses, meter sticks, rulers, balances and compasses
  • Represent the natural world by using models and identify their limitations
  • Observe a simple system and describe the role of various parts such as a yo-yo and string
  • Collect information by observing and measuring