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EarthTrek Targeted Objectives by Country (5th grade)

Mexico Objectives:

LANGUAGE

  • Write to inform such as to explain, describe, report and narrate
  • Write to influence such as to persuade, argue, and request
  • Generate ideas and plans for writing by using such prewriting strategies as brainstorming graphic organizers, notes, and logs
  • Explain the effect of a historical event or movement on the theme of a work of literature
  • Evaluate the impact of sensory details, imagery, and figurative language in literary text
  • Draw conclusions from the information presented by an author and evaluate how well the author’s purpose was achieved

MATH

  • Perform simple conversions within the same measurement system
  • Use appropriate formulas to measure area and perimeter
  • Connect models for perimeter, area, and volume with their respective formulas
  • Select and use appropriate units and formulas to measure length perimeter, area, and volume
  • Use tools such as real objects, manipulatives, and technology to solve problems

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Use geographic tools to collect, analyze and interpret data
  • Interpret and use graphic sources of information such as maps and graphs to address research questions

Argentina Objectives:

READING

  • Adjust reading rate based on purposes for reading
  • Read classic and contemporary works
  • Establish and adjust purposes for reading to find out, to understand, to solve problems
  • Support responses by referring to relevant aspects of text
  • Represent text information in different ways such as in an outline, timeline, or graphic organizer
  • Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across text

MATH

  • Graph a given set of data using an appropriate graphical representation
  • Describe characteristics of data presented in tables and graphs, including median, mode, and range
  • Identify essential attributes including parallel, perpendicular, and congruent parts of two and three-dimensional geometric figures
  • Use tools such as real objects, manipulatives, and technology to solve problems

SCIENCE

  • Identify patterns of change such as in weather
  • Identify events and describe changes that occur on a regular basis such as in daily, weekly, lunar, and seasonal cyclones
  • Represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations
  • Compare the adaptive characteristics of species that improve their ability to survive and reproduce in an ecosystem

Botswana Objectives:

READING

  • Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding
  • Draw conclusions from the information presented by an author
  • Write poems using graphic elements
  • Write formal and informal letters that convey ideas, include important information, demonstrate a sense of closure, and use appropriate conventions
  • Interpret detail from a procedural text to complete a task, solve a problem, or perform procedures

SCIENCE

  • Classify matter based on its physical properties including magnetism, physical state, and the ability to conduct or insulate heat, electricity, and sound
  • Observe and measure characteristic properties of substances that remain constant
  • Identify past events that led to the formation of the Earth’s renewable, non-renewable, and inexhaustible resources
  • Interpret how land forms are the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces such as deposition of sediment and weathering
  • Analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence
  • Communicate valid conclusions
  • Analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information
  • Describe some interactions that occur in a simple system
  • Describe and compare life cycles of plants and animals
  • Compare the adaptive characteristics of species that improve their ability to survive and reproduce in an ecosystem
  • Analyze and describe adaptive characteristics that result in an organism’s unique niche in an ecosystem
  • Predict some adaptive characteristics required for survival and reproduction by an organism in an ecosystem

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

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

Saudi Arabia Objectives:

READING

  • Use his/her own knowledge and experience to comprehend
  • Monitor comprehension and make modifications such as searching for clues
  • Distinguish fact and opinion in various text
  • The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction

LANGUAGE

  • Use literary devices effectively such as suspense, dialogue and figurative language
  • Capitalize and punctuate correctly to clarify and enhance meaning
  • Write with correct syllable constructions, use resources to find correct spellings, spell accurately in final drafts
  • Apply standard grammar usage to communicate clearly and effectively in writing
  • The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, and to explain
  • The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure

MATH

  • Use addition and subtraction to solve problems
  • Use multiplication to solve problems
  • Describe characteristics of data presented in tables
  • Describe characteristics of data presented in tables and graphs including median, mode, and range

SCIENCE

  • Identify changes that occur in the physical properties of the ingredients of solutions
  • Communicate valid conclusions
  • Identify and describe the importance of earth materials, and classify them as renewable, nonrenewable, and inexhaustible resources

Switzerland Objectives:

READING

  • Use multiple sources, including electronic texts, experts, and print resources to locate information relevant to research questions
  • Summarize and organize information from multiple sources by taking notes, outlining ideas, making charts
  • Adjust reading rate based on purposes for reading
  • Use multiple reference aids, including a dictionary and software to clarify meanings and usage
  • Monitor his own comprehension and make modifications when understanding breaks down such as be rereading a portion aloud, using reference aids
  • Listen, draw conclusions, and share responses in subject-related group learning activities
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction

LANGUAGE

  • Identify parts of speech

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Use geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Apply critical-thinking skills, communication effectively, and use problem-solving and decision-making processes

MATH

  • Compare two fractional quantities in problem-solving situations
  • Use fractions to describe the results of an experiment
  • Select and use appropriate units and formulas to measure length, perimeter, area, and volume
  • Apply measurement concepts involving length

SCIENCE

  • Collect information by measuring and observing
  • Collect and analyze information using tools
  • Classify matter based on its physical properties

Russia Objectives:

READING

  • Paraphrase and summarize text to recall, inform or organize ideas.
  • Determine a text’s main or major ideas and how those ideas are supported with details.
  • Use a dictionary, glossary, or thesaurus to determine meanings, syllabication, pronunciations, alternate word choices, and parts of speech
  • Read for a variety of reasons, such as to be informed
  • Draw conclusions from information gathered from multiple sources

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Explain the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created
  • Apply critical-thinking skills, communicate effectively, and use problem solving and decision making processes

MATH

  • Solve problems involving changes in temperature
  • Graph a given set of data using an appropriate graphical representation
  • Describe characteristics of data presented in tables and graphs
  • Solve problems involving elapsed time

SCIENCE

  • Collect information by observing and measuring
  • Communicate valid conclusions
  • Represent the natural world using models
  • Identify changes that occur in the physical properties of matter

New Zealand Objectives:

READING

  • Adjust reading rate based on purposes for reading
  • Establish and adjust purposes for reading to find out
  • Identify the purposes of different types of text such as to inform
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of genres including informational texts
  • Form and revise questions for investigations, including questions arising from interest and units of study
  • Frame questions to direct research

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Apply critical thinking skills, use problem-solving and decision-making processes

MATH

  • Collect information by observing and measuring
  • Apply measurement concepts involving length

WRITING/LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Apply standard grammar and usage to communicate clearly and effectively in writing

SCIENCE

  • Compare adaptive characteristics of species that improve their ability to survive and reproduce in an ecosystem
  • Analyze and describe adaptive characteristics that result in an organism’s unique niche in an ecosystem

Egypt Objectives:

READING

  • Use his/her knowledge and experience to comprehend information
  • Give precise directions and instructions as for games and tasks
  • Draw on experiences to bring meanings to words in context such as interpreting figurative language and multiple meaning words
  • Read fiction and nonfiction with fluency and accuracy

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Apply critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, and use problem-solving and decision making processes

 

MATH

  • Locate and name points on a coordinate grid
  • Use addition and subtraction to solve problems involving whole numbers and decimals
  • Use multiplication and division to solve problems involving whole numbers and decimals