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EarthTrek Targeted Objectives by Country (4th grade)

England / Ireland Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Write poems that convey sensory details using the conventions of poetry
  • Write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and use supporting details
  • Write letters whose language is tailored to the audience and purpose and that use appropriate conventions
  • Identify the meaning of common idioms (proverbs)

MATH

  • Use measurement tools to determine length

SCIENCE

  • Collect and record data by observing and measuring, using the metric system
  • Construct simple tables to organize, examine, and evaluate data
  • Analyze data and interpret patterns to construct reasonable explanations from data that can be observed and measured
  • Perform repeated investigations to increase the reliability of results
  • Communicate valid and written results supported by data
  • Test the effect of force on an object such as a push or a pull, gravity, friction, or magnetism

Ecuador Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Determine the sequence of activities needed to carry out a procedure
  • Use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in context of reading, writing, and speaking; common and proper nouns
  • Use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in context of reading, writing, and speaking; verb tense
  • Spell commonly used homophones
  • Recognize and use punctuation marks, including commas

MATH

  • Identify the mathematics in everyday situations
  • Solve problems that incorporate understanding the problem, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness
  • Use multiplication to solve problems
  • Use division to solve problems
  • Describe the relationship between two sets of related data, such as ordered pairs in a table
  • Determine perimeter and area
  • Reduce fractions to their simplest form

SCIENCE

  • Explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environment

South Africa Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Summarize the main idea and supporting details in text in ways that maintain meaning
  • Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding
  • Develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs
  • Create brief compositions that include supporting sentences, simple facts, details, and explanations
  • Take simple notes and sort evidence into provided categories or an organizer
  • Establish purposes for reading selected text based upon own or others’ desired outcome to enhance
  • Monitor and adjust comprehension
  • Express an opinion supported by accurate information in text

MATH

  • Use essential attributes to define two-dimensional geometric figures
  • Identify symmetry and congruence in figures
  • Locate and name points on a number line using mixed numbers and fractions such as halves and fourths

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Apply and use problem-solving and decision-making processe

Canada Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Describe the interaction of characters including their relationships
  • Make inference about text and use textual evidence to support understanding
  • Read grade level material for comprehension

MATH

  • Use addition and multiplication to solve problems
  • Use place value to read, write, compare, and order whole numbers
  • Round whole numbers to the nearest thousand
  • Reduce fractions to their simplest form
  • Use logic and reasoning to solve a logic chart

SCIENCE

  • Differentiate among forms of energy including mechanical
  • Identify slow changes to Earth’s surface caused by weathering, erosion, and deposition from water, wind, and ice
  • Describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of the Earth through the water cycle

Sweden Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Establish purposes for reading selected text
  • Describe explicit and implicit relationships among ideas organized by comparison
  • Use the context of the sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple meaning words
  • Write poems that convey sensory details using the conventions of poetry
  • Use and understand nouns, adjectives, verbs in writing

MATH

  • Use essential attributes to define three-dimensional geometric figures
  • Perform simple conversions between different units of length

SCIENCE

  • Follow written directions to create a tool that can be used to collect data

Germany Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Read grade level stories with fluency and comprehension
  • Use multiple text features to gain an overview of the contents of text and to locate information
  • Create brief compositions that include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations

MATH

  • Use place value to write decimals involving tenths and hundredths
  • Relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths
  • Use addition and multiplication to solve problems
  • Recognize translations, reflections, and rotation
  • Identify lines of symmetry
  • Identify visual patterns
  • Perform simple conversions between different units of length

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Use appropriate mathematical skills to interpret information such as maps and graphs
  • Apply geographic tools to construct and interpret maps

Japan Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Use the context of the sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple meaning words
  • Plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying the intended meaning to an audience and generating ideas through a range of strategies
  • Revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience
  • Write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting
  • Create brief compositions that establish a central idea in a topic sentence
  • Explain the positive and negative impacts of advertising techniques used in media to impact consumer behavior
  • Follow written instructions that involve a series of related sequences of action

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Interpret information in outlines, reports, data bases, and visuals, including graphs, and charts
  • Understand how the free enterprise system works including supply and demand

Indonesia Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order
  • Summarize and explain the lesson or message of a work of fiction as its theme
  • Identify the author’s use of similes and metaphors to produce imagery
  • Sequence and summarize the plot’s main events

SCIENCE

  • Collect and record data by observing and measuring, using descriptive words and numerals such as labeled drawings
  • Collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including thermometers
  • Differentiate among forms of energy, including sound, light, and heat/thermal
  • Communicate valid written results supported by data

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Use appropriate mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps
  • Analyze information by summarizing and making conclusions