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Language Arts

  • Identify the theme/main idea of a story,
    play, or poem
     Compare stories from different cultures  Explain how an author uses facts, details,
    and evidence to support their points
     Read and understand information
    presented in charts, graphs, timelines, and
    other illustrations
     Learn the rules of spoken and written
     Learn and using new words, including
    words related to specific subjects (such as
    science words)
     Participate in class discussions by listening,
    asking questions, sharing ideas, and
    building on the ideas of others
     Give class presentations on a topic or
    telling a story using relevant, organized
    facts and details and speaking clearly
     Write stories with dialogue and
    descriptions of character’s actions,
    thoughts, and feelings
     Identify, interpret, and use figurative
     Take notes and organize information from
    books, articles, and online sources to learn
    more about a topic
     Write research or opinion papers over
    extended periods of time


  •  Use the four operations with whole
    numbers to solve problems
     Gain familiarity with factors and multiples  Generate and analyze patterns  Generalize place value understanding for
    multi-digit whole numbers
     Use place value understanding and
    properties of operations to perform multi
    -digit arithmetic
     Extend understanding of fraction
    equivalence and ordering
     Build fractions from unit fractions by
    applying and extending previous
    understandings of operations on whole
     Understand decimal notation for
    fractions, and compare decimal fractions
     Solve problems involving measurement
    and conversion of measurements from a
    larger unit to a smaller unit
     Represent and interpret data  Understand concepts of angle and
    measure angles
     Draw and identify lines and angles, and
    classify shapes by properties of their lines
    and angles


  • Atoms are the basic unit of matter.
    They are made of protons, neutrons,
    and electrons.
     Magnets exert a force which can effect
    the motion of some objects.
     Energy and matter flow through
    ecosystems via a food web. The
    amount of energy in the system
    determines how many plants and
    animals it will support. Animals can be
    classified by their defining
     Plants and animals adapt to survive in
    their environment. They compete with
    other plants and animals for limited
    resources in the ecosystem. Organisms
    in an ecosystem are interdependent.
    Removing a link from the food web has
    an effect on other organisms in the food
     The Sun, Moon, Earth System is a part
    of a larger system called the Solar
    System. The component parts of a
    solar system (planets, asteroids, comets
    etc.) are all held in orbit around a star
    (the sun) by the force of gravity.
    Technology and instruments have been
    developed to expand our scientific
    knowledge of space.

Social Studies

  • Geography and Native Americans  American Indian tribes in Idaho: Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai,
    -Bannock, Nez Perce, and Shoshone
    -Paiute Tribes,
    current reservation locations
     Characteristics of American Indian tribes and other cultural
    groups in Idaho
     American Indian cultural materials (artifacts) and describe
    their use in everyday life
     Geographic skills to interpret and analyze maps  The continents, oceans, landforms, poles, hemispheres,
    equator, and prime meridian
     Specific locations on a map of Idaho  The physical regions of Idaho and major natural resources
    Growth and Expansion to Statehood  The major groups and significant individuals and their
    motives in the western expansion and settlement in Idaho
    and their impact on American Indians
     The role of the discovery of gold and other minerals in the
    settlement of Idaho
     Characteristics of American Indian tribes and other cultural
    groups in Idaho
     The physical regions of Idaho and major landforms and
    natural resources
     The geographic features of Idaho and their impact on
     The concepts of supply, demand and scarcity  Goods and services in early Idaho settlements  The definition of entrepreneurship and reasons for starting
    a business
    Government: People, Resources and Economic Issues of Today  The concepts of specialization and division of labor  The concept of public and private property  Examples of technological innovations in relation to
    economic growth in Idaho
     How geographic features of Idaho have determined the
    economic base of Idaho’s regions
     Compare and contrast: city/suburb/town, urban/rural,
    farm/factory, and agriculture/industry
     The people and groups who make, apply, and enforce laws
    in Idaho
     Rules and laws can be use to protect rights, provide
    benefits, and assign responsibilities
     Idaho symbols and their significance  The difference between state and local governments
    including their basic functions
     The three branches of state government and explain the
    major responsibilities of each
     Elected state representatives in the legislative and executive
    branches and ways to contact them
     Groups of people from various parts of the world have
    contributed to Idaho
    ’s cultural heritage and impacted the
    state’s history
     The challenges experienced by people from various cultural,
    racial, minority, and religious groups which settled in Idaho
    from various parts of the world
     Idaho’s role in the global economy

Art, Music, Health, PE, Computers

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