Homework All students should be reading every night. Each student was given an independent reading book. They can borrow a book from the class library if needed. All marking period 1 homework has been updated and reflected in Pupil Path. Any missing homework will be accepted up until next week. As to not confuse students, we will begin posting marking period 2 homework here.
Unit 1 A Long Walk to Water, a short novel of historical fiction by Linda Sue Park, is based on a true story of Salva Dut—one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. This unit will consist of project based learning. It is aligned with Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy Standards for grades 6-8. Through reading, discussion, and research, students will become aware of the history of conflict and the dire need for clean drinking water in Sudan.
·Students will be connecting science to global issues and human geography. Students will use art and digital resources to show what they have learned. They will be connecting what they are learning in science with their ELA novel. Unit Activities Each activity we will do will help us better understand our water supply, the problems that currently exist with this resource, and easy “hacks” to use less of it. Water Test What if the World’s Water… Simulation Personal Water Audit Last Call at the Oasis Documentary Janicki Omni Processor Current Water Issues Be the Solution