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South Carolina

Autobugography Project Standards

Grade 3 Life Science: Habitats and Adaptations

Organisms and Their Environments - When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce, and others die or move to new locations. The student will:

  • Describe how habitats and organisms change over time due to many influences (effects of natural forces, wind, rain, water, air, sunlight, and temperature).
  • Research and describe how habitats are managed and species are monitored in South Carolina. (P)
  • Investigate and describe behavioral adaptations, such as hibernation, migration, and dormancy that allow living things to respond to seasonal conditions.
  • Investigate and describe that aquatic and terrestrial habitats support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.
  • Investigate, communicate, and debate that natural events, natural resources and human influences can affect the survival/extinction of a species. (P)

Grade 3 Language Arts

Writing

  • The student will write descriptive paragraphs. The student will write stories, letters, simple explanations, and short reports across all content areas.
  • The student will keep journals and write drafts in English language arts classes and other disciplines to understand and record experiences and ideas.

Research

  • The student will record information from print and non-print resources and present findings in oral and written reports and other products, such as charts, diagrams, videos, or stories.
  • The student will solve problems through asking questions, conducting research, discussing with peers, thinking aloud, writing journal entries, logs, writing drafts, and conferring with peers and teacher.
  • The student will plan and conduct investigations and present findings in written and oral forms.

Grade 4 Life Science: Organisms and Their Environment

Organisms and Their Environments

  • An organism's patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism's environment, including the kinds and the numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment.

Grade 4 Language Arts

Writing

  • The student will write effective narratives and explanations.
  • The student will edit final copies of writings.
  • The student will keep journals and write drafts in English language arts classes and other disciplines to understand and record experiences and ideas.
  • The student will evaluate and revise writing for audience; purpose; and adequate, relevant detail through self-evaluation and conferring with others.
  • The student will publish in a variety of formats, such as stories, poems, and plays.
  • The student will use the writing process to record information accurately and to research and report information.Research.
  • The student will use information resources to research a topic.
  • The student will construct questions about a topic.
  • The student will collect information, using the resources of the media center.
  • The student will evaluate and synthesize information for use in writing.
  • The student will use available technology.
  • The student will communicate the information and findings in written and oral forms.

Grade 5 Life Science Ecosystems (Aquatic/Terrestrial)

Populations and Ecosystems - The number of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on the resources available. The student will:

  • Identify and investigate the abiotic factors in an ecosystem such as quantity of light, air, and water, range of temperature, salinity, water pressure, and soil composition.
  • Identify and investigate the biotic factors in an ecosystem.
  • Describe the effect of limiting factors such as food, water, space and shelter on a population.
  • Evaluate the impact of the environment on populations of organisms.
  • Draw conclusions about the influence of human activity on ecosystems. (P)
  • Discuss ways to minimize the negative impact of technology/industrialization on the ecosystem and maximize the positive impact. (T)

Grade 5 Language ArtsWriting

  • The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, and to explain.
  • The student will use strategies, such as webbing, interviewing, and outlining to plan written products in all content areas.
  • The student will keep journals and write drafts in English language arts classes and other disciplines to understand and record experiences and ideas.
  • The student will evaluate and revise writing for audience; purpose; and adequate, relevant detail through self-evaluation and conferring with others.
  • The student will publish in a variety of formats, such as stories, poems, and plays.
  • The student will use the writing process to record information accurately and to research and report information.Research
  • The student will synthesize information from a variety of appropriately selected resources.

Grade 5 Computer/Technology Standards

  • The student will communicate through application software.
  • The student will create a 1-2 page document using word processing skills, writing process steps, and publishing programs.
  • The student will use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into word-processed documents.

South Carolina

Digital Quilt Project Standards

Grade 3 Social Studies

Power, Authority and Governance: Government/Political Science

  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the heritage of South Carolina.
  • The student should be able to discuss folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of South Carolina and how they help form a state heritage.
  • The student will describe state symbols through which American values and principles are expressed.

People, Places and Environments: Geography

  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world in spatial terms.
  • The student should be able to make maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, and photographs to illustrate location and spatial distribution of physical and cultural features in South Carolina.
  • The student should use maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, and photographs to analyze the location and spatial distribution of physical and cultural features in South Carolina.
  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions.
    • Identify physical characteristics, i.e. as landforms, river systems, climate regions, and the natural resources in South Carolina and their relationship to economic activities.
    • Discuss the location and distribution of human characteristics such as population, land use, transportation and communication systems, and political units in South Carolina.
    • Locate the physical and human characteristics in your community and in nearby communities.

Grade 3 Language ArtsWriting

  • The student will write letters, advertisements, notes, reminders, directions, signs, and warnings that relate to real issues at school or in the community.
  • The student will use strategies, such as brainstorming, webbing, interviewing, and outlining to plan written products.
  • The student will publish a variety of texts, such as stories, poems, plays, directories, newspapers, charts and diagrams, book responses, and directions appropriate for audiences.

Grade 4 Social Studies

People, Places and Environments: Geography

  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions.
  • The student should be able to explain the concept of region with unifying geographic characteristics, and compare and contrast regions.
  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of American democracy, including its basic principles and the foundations of the American political system.
  • The student should be able to describe cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they help form a national heritage.

Grade 4 Language Arts

Research

  • The student will use information resources to research a topic.
    • Construct questions about a topic.
    • Collect information, using the resources of the media center.
    • Evaluate and synthesize information for use in writing.
    • Use available technology.
    • Communicate the information and findings in written and oral forms.
  • The student will plan and conduct research by accessing and selecting information from print, video, and on-line resources; narrowing a topic; and combining information from a variety of sources, gathering additional information as needed.

Grade 5 Social Studies

Power, Authority and Governance: Government/Political Science

  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of American democracy, including its basic principles and the foundations of the American political system.
  • The student should be able to describe diversity in the United States and its benefits and challenges.
    • Describe the cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they help form a national heritage.

People, Places and Environments: Geography

  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions.
  • The student should be able to identify ways in which regions change.
  • The student will explain how people perceive places and regions differently.
  • The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the role of human systems in the United States.
  • The student should be able to discuss the various patterns of culture in the United States and investigate how cultures change.

Grade 5 Language Arts

Research

  • The student will synthesize information from a variety of appropriately selected resources.
    • Formulate questions to be answered.
    • Skim materials to develop a general overview of content or to locate specific information.
    • Develop notes that include important concepts, paraphrases, summaries, and identification of information sources.
    • Organize and record information on charts, maps, and graphs.
    • Use available electronic databases to access information.
    • Cite reference sources.
    • Continue to communicate the information and findings in written and oral forms.

Grade 5 Computer/Technology Standards

  • The student will develop basic technology skills.
    • Select and use technology appropriate to tasks.
    • Develop basic keyboarding skills.
    • Operate peripheral devices.
    • Apply technologies to strategies for problem solving and critical thinking.
  • The student will process, store, retrieve, and transmit electronic information.
    • Use search strategies to retrieve electronic information using databases, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, and telecommunications.
    • Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and catalogs.
    • Use local and wide-area networks and modem-delivered services to access information from electronic databases.
  • The student will communicate through application software.
    • Use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into word-processed documents.
    • Create simple databases and spreadsheets to manage information and create reports.
    • Use local and worldwide network communication systems.

 

South Carolina

Soup-to-Nuts Project Standards

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