Standards and Benchmarks

Grade 5 Standards Used

Reading and Literature
1. Read a range of literacy and informative texts for a variety of purposes

*Read to research a topic
*Read information and instructions to perform tasks and solve problems

Oral Communication

1. Communicate orally using various forms, interpersonal group, and public-for a variety of purposes and situations.
*Participate in groups to exchange ideas, explore issues, solve a problem or complete a project.
*Participate is dramatic and interpretive oral activities(eg. media presentations, oral interpretations, readers theater)

4. Students will adapt messages appropriate to audience, purpose and situation

*Use language that is clear and understood by the listener
*Use delivery appropriate to audience and situation

5. Students will demonstrate confidence as communicators and find value and satisfaction in communicating with others.
*Demonstrate confidence in speaking situations that enables one to become an active participant

3. Historical inquiry-Students use the tools and methods of historians to transform leaning from memorizing historical data to ́doing Historyî
*Distinguish historical fact from opinion

Political Science
1. Governance/ Power/ Authority
Students understand the ways and reasons people and groups create governments and use this knowledge to make reasoned decisions
Identify and discribe the branches of government and apply this knowledge in the classroom

Technology Standards Used

Technology as a Tool for Productivity
3. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

*Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom environments, web tools) to support learning and research.

Technology as a Tool for Communications

4. Students use technology to communicate, to collaborate, publish, and interact with
peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to
communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
*Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information and communicate with others in support of directed and independent learning and for pursuit of personal interests.

Technology as a Tool for Research

5. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students use technology tools to process data and report results. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

*Determine appropriate technology tools for accessing information and resources.
*Develop media literacy by identifying the source of information and the point of view presented for analysis of any bias (e.g., distinguishes whether material retrieved over the Internet is fact or opinion and whether the source is primary or secondary).

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