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Fifth Grade Unit: EVALUATE

Evaluate: BREED REPORTS AND ASSESSMENT

KEY CONCEPTS

• Geographic distribution
• Adaptation to specific climates
• Immigration and Settlement
• Colonial Times, colonization
• Westward Expansion and the Agrarian Economy
• Your state or the United States

SUMMARY

Report about your breed, it's value and purpose, the gifts and abilities it has etc. Place it in context of US history or the history of your state. Place it in the context if the farm where you saw it. And then place it in the context of others like it from the same species. Return to the themes of uniqueness and value. Is it worth saving your breed? Give a concrete example of one thing you are going to do to help promote that breed.

 

MATERIALS NEEEDED

Posters completed, yarn, good double-back tape or tacks for the wall, assessment rubrics.

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Students present their breed and give a historical review. Use assessment rubric below for grading purposes.

2. Students use their posters for the oral reports and then connect their poster to the time line with yarn (at the appropriate locations).

3. Once all of the posters are up, have a large group discussion about what they notice in terms of patterns, similar to the discussion about the map.

4. If you have already studied early explorers to this continent then you might want to add them to the time line, or at least include them in the discussion since some of these animals arrived quite early with the first colonists.

5. The discussion can be fairly brief, 15 -20 minutes depending on their interest and prior knowledge of explorers. You may want to take notes on chart paper (or have a student recorder) of the things they notice during the discussion.

NOTE: The "tag team" approach to getting the posters put up works well here, or you could have a few students in charge of putting the posters up and everyone delivers their work to those students as they finish.

 

Navigating the Unit

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5th - 5 E Summary
5th - Engage
5th - Explore
5th - Explain
5th - Expand
5th - Evaluate
5th - Supplement

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