Grade 4 Month 7 The Wonder of Norse Mythology 2
The stories of the Norse gods are carried on to their final conclusion. The stories offer opportunities for discussion, reflection and writing activities. A heads-up that the next unit, Year 4, Month 8, The Wonder of Zoology 2, will focus on an independent animal research project. This means that your child needs to choose an animal that they would like to learn more about, that lives on the earth now. To be prepared for the beginning of the unit, you will need to help them gather research material and have it available for the start of Month 8. We highly suggest that they use books and magazine articles for their research rather than online sources.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: The Norse Myths teach us about human nature, motivation, and experience. They can help strengthen a sense of personal identity. They are considered the embodiment of collective wisdom.
Social Studies: Curricular Competency: Differentiate between intended and unintended consequences of events, decisions, or developments, and speculate about alternative outcomes.
Connection: The events that unfold in the final stories of the Norse Myths will provide opportunity to explore and discuss through this framework of questions.
Math: Concept: Polygons are closed shapes with similar attributes that can be described, measured, and compared.
Connection: Your child will work with this concept in their Grade 4 workbook.
There will be an opportunity to review the learning portfolio from the first unit of Norse Mythology, so that you and your child recall the characters and where you left off in the book. You will also have an opportunity to see what they remember of the language arts content from that month. This unit will be another opportunity to focus on Language Arts. There will be special attention to further developing grammar and writing skills. Your child will continue to gain skills with dictionary use, reading aloud and features of oral language.
You will be guiding your child to review the parts of speech already learned: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition. This unit they will learn about the use of the article, conjunction, and interjection. Your child will work more with the comma, exclamation mark and question mark, as they learn about the Four Types of Sentences.
These Norse stories are very lively and fun, and there will be wonderful opportunities to review these stories in creative ways. If your child loves acting, then dressing up and acting out the stories would be great fun!