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2016 Unit 2 - Chapter 5 Science
2016 Unit 4 ELA Knowledge Quest
2015 Unit 3 Social Studies U.S. History

2015 Unit 3 ELA Imagined Worlds

2015 Unit 2 - Chapter 4 Science

2015 Unit 2 ELA
2015 Unit 2 Social Studies U.S. History

2015 Unit 1 Science: Life Science
2015 Unit 1 ELA
2015 Unit 1 Social Studies U.S. History
2015 Unit 1 Literature
2015 Unit 1 Math
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Pacing Schedule

Week
Social Studies
Science
Reading
Literature
Two
9/7
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Early Peoples
Lesson 1 Settling the Americas
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 1 Cells p24-33
Open Court Unit 1: Cooperation and Competition
- Class President
- Marble Champ
- SOR Losers
Blood on the River
Three
9/14
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Early Peoples
Lesson 2 Hohokam and Pueblo Peoples
Lesson 3 The Mound Builders
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 2 From Cells to Organism p36-43


Four
9/21
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Native Peoples and Their Cultures
Lesson 1 Native Americans of the West
Lesson 2 People of the Southwest
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 3 Diversity of Organisms p46-59


Five
9/28
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Native Peoples and Their Cultures
Lesson 3 Native Americans of the Plains
Lesson 4 People of the Eastern Woodlands
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 1 Vascular Plants p70-77
Unit # 1 Theme in Short Story, Poetry, and Song
Writing: Literary Analysis, Reading: Poetry, short writing, and songs

Six
10/5
Unit 1 Wrap up
Unit 2 Chapter 3 The Growth of Trade
Lesson 1 Europe Faces Change
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 2 Plant Transport Systems p80-87


Seven
10/12
Unit 2 Chapter 3 The Growth of Trade
Lesson 2 Trade in Asia and Africa
Lesson 3 Europeans Seek New Trade Routes
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 3 Photosynthesis and Respiration p90-97


Eight
10/19
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Two Worlds Meet
Lesson 1 Spaniards Reach the Americas
Lesson 2 Spanish Exploration and Conquest
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 1 The Human Body p110-117

Matilda or
Bridge to Terabithia
Nine
10/26
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Two Worlds Meet
Lesson 3 Spain's Overseas Empire
Lesson 4 The Spanish Frontier
Unit 1 Chapter 3
Lesson 2 The Digestive System
p120-129


Ten
11/2
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Europeans in North America
Lesson 1 Searching for the Northwest Passage
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 3 The Respiratory Systems
p132-139
Unit # 3 Imagined Worlds
Writing: Narrative
Reading: and Writing Fantasy

Eleven
11/9
Veterans Day Holiday
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Europeans in North America
Lesson 2 The First French Colonies
Lesson 3 The First English Colonies
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 4 The Circulatory System p142-151


Twelve
11/16
Field Trips/Start of Minimum Days
Clean up week!

Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 5 The Excretory System p154-166


Thirteen
11/30
Unit 3 Chapter 6 The Southern Colonies
Lesson 1 Virginia and Maryland
Lesson 2 The Carolinas and Georgina
Lesson 3 Living in the Southern Colonies
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 1 Earth: The Blue Planet p178-185


Fourteen
12/7
Unit 3 Chapter 7 The New England Colonies
Lesson 1 Plymouth Colony
Lesson 2 The Puritans Settle Massachusetts Bay
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 2 The Water Cycle p188-199


Fifteen
12/14
Unit 3 Chapter 7 The New England Colonies
Lesson 3 Connecticut and Rhode Island
Lesson 4 Life in New England
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 3 Fresh Water Resources p202-211


Sixteen
1/4
Unit 3 Chapter 8 The Middle Colonies
Lesson 1 New York and New Jersey
Lesson 2 Pennsylvania
Lesson 3 Living in the Middle Colonies
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 5 Earth's Atmosphere p232-239
Unit # 3 Knowledge Quest
Reading Informational Text
with Open Court Unit 2 Astronomy

Seventeen
1/11
Unit 3 Chapter 9 Life in the 13 Colonies
Lesson 1 Conflicts with Native Americans
Lesson 2 Slavery in the Colonies
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 2 Air Currents and Wind p242-249


Eighteen
1/18
MLK Holiday
Unit 3 Chapter 9 Life in the 13 Colonies
Lesson 3 Early Economies
Lesson 4 Governing the Colonies



Nineteen
1/25
Unit 4 Chapter 10 Competition in North America
Lesson 1 The Spanish Colonize California
Lesson 2 New France and Louisiana
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 3 Oceans and Air Temperature p252-259


Twenty
2/1
Unit 4 Chapter 10 Competition in North America
Lesson 3 The French and Indian War
Chapter 11 The Colonists Rebel
Lesson 1 The Colonists Protest British Rule
Open Court Unit 4 Making a New Nation
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 4 Severe Weather p262-273

Bud, Not Buddy
Twenty-one
2/8
Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
Unit 4 Chapter 11 The Colonists Rebel
Lesson 2 The Revolution Begins
Lesson 3 The Declaration of Independence
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 5 Predicting the Weather p276-285


Twenty-two
2/15
Washington's Birthday Holiday
Unit 4 Chapter 12 The American Revolution
Lesson 1 Fighting the War p390-396
Unit 2 Chapter 6 Lesson 1 The Sun p296-303
Unit #3 Knowledge Quest Writing a Research Project on Astronomy
Reading: Open Court Making a New Nation "If You Lived at the Time of the Revolution"

Twenty-three
2/22
Unit 4 Chapter 12 The American Revolution
Lesson 2 American Victories p400-407
Lesson 3 Peace and Independence p414-418
Unit 2 Chapter 6 Lesson 2 The Structure of the Solar System p306-313
Reading: Open Court Making a New Nation The Master Spy of Yorktown"

Twenty-four
2/29
Unit 5 Chapter 13 The Constitution of the United States
Lesson 1 A Weak Plan of Government
Lesson 2 Planning a New Government
Unit 2 Chapter 6 Lesson 3 Gravity and Orbit p316-323
Reading: Open Court Making a New Nation "The Declaration of Independence"

Twenty-five
3/7
Unit 5 Chapter 13 The Constitution of the United States
Lesson 3 The Constitution
Lesson 4 States Approve the Constitution
Unit 3 Chapter 7 Lesson 1 Properties of Matter p340-349
Reading: Open Court Making a New Nation "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution"

Twenty-six
3/14
Parent Conferences
Minimum Days
Unit 5 Chapter 13 The Constitution of the United States
Lesson 5 A New Republic
Unit 3 Chapter 7 Lesson 2 Elements p352-359
Reading: Open Court Making a New Nation "We the People"

Twenty-seven
3/28
Skip to concentrate on Science
Unit 3 Chapter 7
Lesson 3 Classifying Elements p362-373
Lesson 4 Mixtures p376-385
Lesson 5 Compounds p388-397
Skip to concentrate on Science
You pick a novel
Twenty-eight
4/4
Skip to concentrate on Science
Unit 3 Chapter 8
Lesson 1 Chemical Reactions p408-417
Lesson 2 Metals and Alloys p420-431
Lesson 3 Salts p434-445
Skip to concentrate on Science

Twenty-nine
4/11
Chapter 14 Early Years of the United States
Lesson 1 Crossing the Appalachians
Unit 5 Chapter 14 Early Years of the United States
Lesson 2 The Louisiana Purchase
Lesson 3 The War of 1812

Unit # 4 Making the Case
Reading: Editorials/Opinion pieces
Writing: Opinion/Argument

Thirty
4/18
Testing?
Unit 6 Chapter 15 New Ideas Bring Change
Lesson 1 The Industrial Revolution p512-518
Lesson 2 New Methods of Transportation p520-523



Thirty-one
4/25
Unit 6 Chapter 15 New Ideas Bring Change
Lesson 3 Andrew Jackson Becomes President p526-533
Lesson 4 Immigrants and Ideas p536-539



Thirty-two
5/2
Unit 6 Chapter 16 Settling the West
Lesson 1 Trail to Oregon and Utah p548-553
Lesson 2 Texas and the War with Mexico p556-560
Lesson 3 The California Gold Rush p562-568

Open Court Unit 4 Going West

Thirty-three
5/9
Unit 7 Chapter 17 Slavery is Ended
Lesson 1 Heading Toward Civil War p 588-594
Lesson 2 The Emancipation Proclamation p596-599
Lesson 3 Unequal Rights p602-605



Thirty-four
5/16
Chapter 18 Newcomers Help Build the Nation
Lesson 1 Coming to America
p610-615
Lesson 2 American Cities Grow and Change p618-623
Lesson 3 Immigrants Today p626-629

Open Court Unit 3 Heritage

Thirty-five
5/23
Chapter 19 The Promise of Democracy
Lesson 1 Our Core Democratic Values p636-639
Lesson 2 Equal Rights for All p642-648
Lesson 3 Present-day Challenges p650-653



Thirty-six
5/31




Thirty-seven
6/6