Fourth Grade

Welcome to Digital Learning! 

Students,

Here are activities that continue your study of The Twenty-One Balloons.  Please click on the links to connect to each activity or website.  Please complete each posted activity on your Target Day, and please share your work with us through e-mail or Office 365.  Some of these activities will require parent permission and assistance.  Please be patient and please remember many of your parents also have work to complete at home.  🙂  Have fun!

Love you and Miss you,

Mrs. Westbrook & Mrs. Brown

Attached is the link to the 21 Balloons website.  Please click on the “Chapters & Lessons” tab at the top.  Here you will be able to read each chapter.  There are also some interesting videos and articles about balloon flight sprinkled in. 🙂

https://mtbetheltarget.wixsite.com/21balloons/chapters-and-lessons

WEDNESDAY, May 13

Activity #1: Read Chapter 10

Activity #2Click Here: End of the Year Prompts

WEDNESDAY, May 6

Activity #1Click Here: Island Creation Parts 4 & 5

Activity #2: Read Chapter 9

WEDNESDAY, April 29

Directions for this week – Click Here – Fourth Grade Directions

Activity #1: Create a map of your island! – Click here: Island Map Part 3

Activity #2: Read Chapter 8

Activity #3: Brain Game – Click Here: Brain Game 80

 

WEDNESDAY, April 22

Activity #1: Click here:  Island Creation Activity #2

Activity #2:  Read Chapter 7

Activity #3: Question of the Week

WEDNESDAY, April 15

Activity #1:  Review Chapter 5  You will need to have an understanding of this chapter to complete the activity.  🙂  Then complete the Activity.  Click here: Island Project – Name your island

Activity #2:  Read Chapter 6 

Activity #3: Questions without answers – alarm clock

WEDNESDAY, April 1

Activity #1:  Review (and Reread if needed) Chapter 2.  Then complete “A Hero’s Welcome” activity.  Click here:  A Hero’s Welcome Activity

Activity #2:  Read Chapters 3-5

 

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Defining a Survivor

How do you define the term “survivor”? Would it change after you were exposed to real-world pictures and stories of survivors? To what extent do individuals have control over their lives? What role does chance, choice, or fate play? Explore these questions here.

 

Cancer Survivors:


Cancer ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

Click here for the Video of 3 Cancer Survivors.
What experience did these 3 people survive? What factors contributed to their survival? What did they learn from his experience? What can we learn from their experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Sophia AnagnostouClick here for the Article of Cancer Survivor, Sophia Anagnostou.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to her survival? What did this person learn from her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

If time permits, click on the link and listen to the song “Strength is in the Soul” that she composed and sings. How did this song assist in her “survival” process?

 

Tim WiggintonClick here for the Article of Cancer Survivor, Tim Wigginton.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

9/11 Survivors:

9_11 ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Ron DiFrancescoClick here for the Article of the last known 9/11 suvivor, Ron DiFrancesco.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to her survival? What did this person learn from her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Holocaust Survivors:

Holocaust ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

Click here for the Transcript of a Holocaust Survivor.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his/her survival? What did this person learn from his/her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Hurricane Survivors:

Hurricane ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Click here for the Audio and Transcript of Hurricane Sandy Survivor.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Nature Survivors:

Climbing Accident Causes Hiker to Cut off his Arm
Avalanche Survivors

What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.