Grade 6 Month 1 The Wonder of Geology
The study of Geology brings the students down to the earth, with a focus on the layers that make up the ground we stand on. The local landscape offers great opportunities to explore the wonders of the mineral world.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will explore local rock formations, or human made mixtures. They will research alternative energy sources to coal.
Language Arts: Concept: Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
Connection: Your child will read independently, listen to stories, recite poetry. They will develop writing skills through paragraph writing, literary devices and editing. They will write a research essay.
Math: Concept: Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with whole numbers and decimals.
Connection: Your child will review previously learned concepts in their math workbook.
Social Studies: Concept: Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
Connection: Your child will begin to research the cleaner energy sources, discovering some reasons why they are not in mainstream use.
This block will include a research paper. It is very important to stay clear and open to however your child approaches this work. It is a work in progress, developing all the skills required to successfully complete a written research assignment. Use this time to observe areas of strengths and challenges for your child and find ways to support them to build confidence and satisfaction in their work.
For some children, this is challenging, and the most important part of the work can be establishing healthy work habits and time management. As well, keeping a light and calm attitude in the face of your child’s struggles is very important in keeping a positive learning environment. Writing and developing work habits is a process that takes time. Charles Kovacs' book; Geology & Astronomy, informs this unit.