October 13 – 17

Unit 2 – Celebrating Cultureil_340x270.584990777_6ej7

Week 4

Celebrating Culture handout (unit overview)

This week’s focus standards:

ELACC6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. ELACC6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. ELACC6W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic. d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.ELACC6W7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.ELACC6L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

This week you will finish the compare and contrast research component. As a team, you will compile your findings.

Monday: Computer lab.

Tuesday: Computer lab. Lesson on compare and contrast signal words.

Wednesday: Computer lab. Lesson on comparative and superlative adjectives.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/thechildrensuniversityofmanchester/flash/adjective_detective_stamp.swf

Thursday: Project work day.

Friday: DRAW lesson. You will close read about a particular aspect of culture and write a comparison with a partner. 

Link for adjective game: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/thechildrensuniversityofmanchester/flash/adjective_detective_stamp.swf

Directions for research:

  • After you log in to the desktop, click on “Cobb Digital Library.” http://cobb.mackinvia.com
  • Log in by selecting/choosing the name of your school. Your username is you lunch #. The password is Read.
  • Use any of the following websites for your search:

Book Cover: CultureGramsBook Cover: Kids infobitsBook Cover: Britannica online school edition. Middle school

 

Additional Research Sources:

http://www.timeforkids.com

Click on the “Around the World” tab. Scroll down to “Destinations.” Find your country. Explore the different categories on the left side of the page:

You can also watch a video about your country to add information to your notes.

ARGENTINA: http://www.travelchannel.com/video/andrew-eats-grilled-cowhide-11901

AUSTRALIA A: http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/discoverycentre/dynamic-earth/videos/australias-mineral-resources/

AUSTRALIA B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFUo2jU0OTM

BOSNIA A: http://www.rferl.org/media/video/24990080.html

BRAZIL A: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/search/?proxystylesheet=site_search&client=site_search&output=xml_no_dtd&getfields=*&requiredfields=description&site=videos&q=culture%20brazil&

BRAZIL B: http://www.oattravel.com/trips/small-ship-adventures/south-america/best-of-brazil-cultural-rhythms-and-natural-wonders/2014

MADAGASCAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVkRJrU-imA

SPAIN: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/destinations/spain-overview-dest

URUGUAY: http://www.kare11.com/video/2728697045001/1/The-Payador-Culture-Strives-to-Survive-in-Uruguay

HOMEWORK: Reading packet due Friday.

UNIT VOCABULARY

Culture

Seven Components of culture

Norms

Customs/rituals

Values

Body of knowledge

Art forms

Work and rewards

Religion

Continent

Country/nation

Geography

Government

Flag

Symbols

Current events

Inquiry

Curiosity

Travel blog

Costume

Oral tradition

Traditions

Oral traditions

 

Paraphrase

Summarize

Main idea/ theme

Supporting details

Topic sentence

Primary/

Secondary source

Citation

Text evidence

Expository

Reliable

Source

Valid

Annotation

Research

Archive

Platform

Website

Comparae and contrast

Order of importance/Steps in a process

Graphics

Format/organization

Bias/unbiased