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UOI 2: Where We Are in Place and Time

Transdisciplinary Theme: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnections of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.


Central Idea: Geography affects where and how people choose to live


Key Concepts: Form, Change, and Connection


Lines of Inquiry:

  • Maps, the information they provide, and how they’ve changed over time
  • How landforms change over time
  • The effects of exploration on groups of people

UOI Field Trip

Grades 3-6 will be going on a field trip to the Sackler/Freer Art Galleries to view “The Art of the Quran: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art” Exhibit on November 17, 2016 from 10am – 1:45pm. This exhibit showcases sixty manuscripts from between the eighth to seventeenth century and it is the first major exhibition of Qurans in the USA. Students will be led through the exhibit with a guide, and learn how calligraphy and illumination played a significant role in the history of the arts of the book in the Islamic world. Students will also get to create an illuminated design of their own midway through the exhibit.

Location: 1050 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20560

What Are We Learning This Unit?

Math

  • I can tell and write time to the nearest minute.
  • I can measure time in minutes.
  • I can solve telling time word problems by adding and subtracting minutes.

  • I can measure liquids and solids with grams, kilograms, and liters.
  • I can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems about mass or volume.
  • I can use place value to help me round numbers to nearest 10 to 100.
  • I can quickly and easily add and subtract numbers within 1000.

English Language Arts

  • I can use linking words (also, another, and, more, but, etc.) to connect the ideas in my writing.
  • I can include illustrations in my writing to help others understand my topic better.
  • I can use temporal words (first, next, then, finally, etc.) to help others understand the order in my stories.
  • I can write organized stories that have lots of details.
  • I can figure out the lessons or morals of the stories that I read and explain that message using details from the story.
  • I can talk about the most important details in the information I read and how they support the main idea.
  • I can describe how some historical events are related.

Arabic

In Arabic, students will be working on the skills below:


Fire Bullet:

Interpersonal Communication

  • I can say something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family. امي امها... ابي اسمه.... عندي ثلاثة اخوة، عندي اخت واحدة
  • I can talk about some nationalities using Nisba انا من استراليا، انا استرالي. انا من سوريا، انا سوري

Presentational Speaking

  • I can count from 1- 20 واحد، اثنان، ثلاثة،اربعة...الخ


Presentational Writing

  • I can copy letters of the alphabet ،ج،ب،ت،ث،ح،خ
  • I can copy characters that I am learning (animals, fruits and vegetables, and other items learned in class)
  • I can write dates and the day of the week السبت، الاحد، الاثنين... الخ


Listening

  • I can answer questions about how old I am, and where I am from. عمري، انا من


Harry Potter and FLAMA team:

Interpersonal Communication

  • I can say something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family. امي امها... ابي اسمه.... عندي ثلاثة اخوة، عندي اخت واحدة
  • I can respond to who, what, when, and where questions
  • I can talk about some nationalities using Nisba انا من استراليا، انا استرالي. انا من سوريا، انا سوري


Presentational Speaking

  • I can count from 1- 30 واحد، اثنان، ثلاثة،اربعة...الخ


Presentational Writing

  • I can copy letters of the alphabet ،جا،ب،ت،ث،ح،خ
  • I can write dates and the day of the week السبت، الاحد، الاثنين... الخ


Listening

  • I can answer questions about how old I am, and where I am from. عمري، انا من


Shark Bait Team:

Interpersonal Communication

  • I can say something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family. امي امها... ابي اسمه.... عندي ثلاثة اخوة، عندي اخت واحدة
  • I can answer questions about what I am doing and what I did
  • I can respond to who, what, when, and where questions
  • I can talk about some nationalities using Nisba انا من استراليا، انا استرالي. انا من سوريا، انا سوري


Presentational Speaking

  • I can count from 1- 50 واحد، اثنان، ثلاثة،اربعة...الخ
  • I can ask and talk about family members and characteristics
  • I can give my phone numbers, home address, and email address


Presentational Writing

  • I can write dates and the day of the week
  • I can fill out a form with my name, address, phone number, birth date and nationality
  • I can fill out my schedule


Listening

  • I can answer questions about how old I am, and where I am from. عمري، انا من
  • Days of the week and the hour

Science & Social Studies

  • I can demonstrate the concept of change over time by using sources such as artifacts, maps and photographs.
  • I can create a map labelled with cardinal directions and a map key.
  • I can state locations such as North, South, East and West.
  • I can locate places on a map using a letter-number grid system.
  • I can measure weather using observations and tools such as thermometers, wind vanes, and rain gauges.
  • I can hypothesize how surface area affects evaporation.

Qur'an

Tajweed:


  • Recognize and understand the sounds of Small Alif, Ya’a, and Waw
  • Review the sounds of Madd, Leen letters and Tanween


Memorization:


  • Surat Al-Ghashiyah
  • Some students will be working separately on Surahs At-Takweer and Al-Insaan


Tafsir:


  • The general meaning for Surat Al-Ghashiyah

Islamic Studies


  • We will be learning about belief in Allah, Prophets, the Books of Allah, Angels, the Final Day, and fate
  • The family of Ibrahim and his migration to many different places
  • The amazing story of Yusuf and his eleven brothers and how the children of Israel came to Egypt
  • The story of Musa and the enslavement of the children of Israel
  • Finally, we will look at the story of Isa
  • We will also practice many of the daily duas

Art


  • Identify different ways that artists express ideas in selected works of art from different times and cultures
  • Discuss and compare how art from different times or cultures are similar or different
  • Create artworks that use the elements of art and principle of design to express personal meaning