Week

Social Studies

Science

Open Court/

CORE Ready

Literature/Novels

Unit One

Two
9/6
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 1
The Cradle of Humankind

Open Court Unit 5 opener Rachel Carson
Hatchet
Chap 1-4
Three
9/12
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 2
Hadar
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 1 Earth's Ecosystems
Lesson 1 Intro to Earth's Ecosystems
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 1 Earth's Ecosystems
Lesson 2 Photosynthesis
Open Court Unit 5 Lesson 2 The Most Beautiful Roof in the World
Hatchet
Chap 5-8
Four
9/19
Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 3
Other Ancestors
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 1 Earth's Ecosystems
Lesson 3 Microscopic Organisms on Earth
Open Court Unit 1 Perseverance Lesson 3
On Top of the World
Hatchet
Chap 9-12
Five
9/26
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 1
The Old Stone Age
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 2
Humans on the Move
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 1 Earth's Ecosystems
Lesson 4 Earth's food Chains,
Webs, and Pyramids
Open Court Unit 5 Lesson 5 Saving the Peregrine Falcon
Hatchet
Chap 13-16
Six
10/3
Unit 1 Chapter 2 Lesson 3
A Changing World
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 1
New Ways of Life
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 1 Earth's Ecosystems
Lesson 5 Earth's Cycles of Life

Hatchet
Chap 17-Epilogue
Seven
10/10
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 2
Beginning of Settlements
Unit 1 Chapter 3 Lesson 3
Catal Huyuk
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology Chapter 2 Earth's Land and Water
Lesson 1 Earth's Land Biomes
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 2 Earth's Land and Water
Lesson 2 Earth's Water Ecosystems
Unit 1 Earth's Ecology
Chapter 2 Earth's Land
and Water
Lesson 3 Ecosystems in California
Open Court Unit 5 Lesson 4 A Natural Force

Unit Two

Eight
10/17

Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 3 Heat Energy
Lesson 1 Heat Flow
Open Court Unit 2 Ancient Civilizations
Lesson 1 Digging up the Past

Nine
10/24
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 1
Mesopotamia
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 2
Sumer
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 3 Heat Energy
Lesson 2 Waves


Ten
10/31
Unit 2 Chapter 4 Lesson 3
United Lands
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 3 Heat Energy
Lesson 3 Fuels: Our Major Energy Source


Eleven
11/7
Veterans
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 1
Nile Valley
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 2
Egypt's Old Kingdom
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 3 Heat Energy
Lesson 4 Heat Transfer in Solids and Fluids


Twelve
11/14
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 3
Egyptian Beliefs
Unit 2 Chapter 5 Lesson 4
The Egyptian Empire
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 4 Energy in the Earth System
Lesson 1 Electromagnetic Spectrum


Thirteen
11/28
Unit 2 Chapter 6 Lesson 1
Geography of Ancient Africa
Lesson 2 Nubia
Unit 2 Chapter 6 Lesson 3
Kingdom of Kush
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 4 Energy in the Earth System
Lesson 2 Solar Radiation
Unit 2 Lesson 5 The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone
Fourteen
12/5
Unit 3 Chapter 7 Lesson 1
Geography of Ancient India
Lesson 2
India's Early Civilizations
Unit 2 Earth's Energy
Chapter 4 Energy in the Earth System
Lesson 3 The Power of Convection Currents


Fifteen
12/12
Unit 3 Chapter 7 Lesson 3 Hinduism
Lesson 4 Buddhism
Unit 3 Earth's Structure Chapter 5 Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure
Lesson 1 Earth's Moving Plates

Sixteen
12/19
Unit 3 Chapter 7 Lesson 5
India's First Empires
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 5 Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure
Lesson 2 Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory
Lesson 3 Earthquakes
Lesson 4 Volcanoes
How Plate
Tectonics Affects
California
PAGES 324–333


Unit 3

Seventeen
1/9
SLY PARK!




Eighteen
1/16
MLK
Unit 3 Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Exploring China's Geography
Unit 3 Chapter 8 Lesson 2
Early Chinese Civilization


Esperanza Rising and the UNDRoC
Nineteen
1/23
Unit 3 Chapter 8 Lesson 3
Life in Ancient China
Unit 3 Chapter 8 Lesson 4
The Qin and Han Dynasties
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 6 Shaping Earth's Surface
Lesson 1 Atmospheric Pressure,
Temperature, and Weather


Twenty
1/30
Unit 3 Chapter 9 Lesson 1
The First Humans in the Americas
Lesson 2
The Olmec
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 6 Shaping Earth's Surface
Lesson 2 Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition


Twenty-One
2/6
Unit 3 Chapter 9 Lesson 3
The Maya
Lesson 4
The Mound Builders
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 6 Shaping Earth's Surface
Lesson 3 Rivers and Streams


Twenty-Two
2/13
Lincoln's Birthday
Unit 4 Chapter 10 Lesson 1
The Geography of Ancient Israel
Lesson 2
The Beginnings of Judaism
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 6 Shaping Earth's Surface
Lesson 4 Beaches and Wave Erosion


Twenty-Three
2/20
Presidents' Day
Unit 4 Chapter 10 Lesson 3
The Israelite Kingdom
Lesson 4 The Development of Judaism
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 6 Shaping Earth's Surface
Lesson 5 Changing Habitats


Unit Four

Twenty-Four
2/27
Unit 4 Chapter 11
Lesson 1 Geography of Ancient Greece
Lesson 2 The Early Greeks
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 7 Earth's Resources
Lesson 1 Sources of Energy
Open Court: Unit 2 Island of the Bulls
Ancient Greece

Twenty-Five
3/6
Unit 4 Chapter 11
Lesson 3 Athens and Sparta
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 7 Earth's Resources
Lesson 2 Renewable and
Nonrenewable Resources


Twenty-Six
3/13
Parent
Conferences
Unit 4 Chapter 11
Lesson 4 The Persian Wars
Unit 3 Earth's Structure
Chapter 7 Earth's Resources
Lesson 3 Uses of Resources


Twenty-Seven
3/20
Chapter 11 Lesson 5 The Age of Pericles
Chapter 12 Lesson 1 Ancient Greek Culture


Start of Novel Groups
Twenty-Eight
3/27
Unit 4 Chapter 12 Lesson 2 Greek Thinkers
Lesson 3 Alexander the Great

Unit 3 Lesson 2 Class Discussion
Unit 3 Lesson 1 The Pretty Pennies Picket
Unit 3 Lesson 4 I Have a Dream
Unit 3 Lesson 7 Passage to Freedom
Novel Groups
Twenty-Nine
4/3
Unit 4 Chapter 12 Lesson 4 The Hellenistic Era



Easter Break

Unit 5

History/ Social Studies

Open Court

Core Ready/Writing

Novel Groups

Thirty
4/17
Unit 5 Chapter 13 Lesson 1 Geography of Ancient Rome p474-7
Think/Ideas: How did the geography of Italy impact the development of early settlements?
Lesson 2 Early Rome
p478-483
Think/Ideas: What led to the rise of a republic in Rome?
Unit 4 Lesson 3 Aida p404-419
Think/Ideas: Will Aida leave
Egypt and flee to Ethiopia? Will Radames escape with her?
Finish up Spring Research Projects

Thirty-One
4/24
Unit 5 Chapter 13
Lesson 3 The Rise of the Republic p486-93
Think/Ideas: How did the Romans gain control of the Mediterranean region?
Lesson 4 The Republic Falls p494-9
Think/Ideas: What led to civil war in the Roman Republic?
Unit 4 Lesson 2 The Nightingale p386-397
Think/Ideas: Does the ability
to produce truly great music
come from technical perfection
or inspiration? How does music
influence a listener's emotions?
Start work on Persuasion/ Argument writing

Thirty-Two
5/1
CAASPP Testing
Unit 5 Chapter 14
Lesson 1 The Beginnings of the Roman Empire p504-10
Think/Ideas: What changes did Augustus make in the Roman Empire?
Unit 4 Lesson 4
The Sound of Flutes p422-427
Think/Ideas: How can music
communicate deep feelings?
Can musical communication replace private conversations?
Persuasion/ Argument writing

Thirty-Three
5/8
CAASPP Testing
Lesson 2 The Height of the Roman Empire p 512-9
Think/Ideas: How did the Roman Empire become one of the greatest empires in history?
Unit 2 Lesson 5 The People on the Beach
Think/Idea: How did the geography of Ancient Rome cause the disaster at Pompeii and Herculaneum?
Persuasion/ Argument writing

Thirty-Four
5/15
CAASPP Testing
Lesson 3 Daily Life in the Roman Empire p522-529
Think/Ideas: How was Roman culture influenced by the Greeks?
Lesson 6
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
p440-459
Think/Ideas: What would it be like
to have a musician living upstairs?
Can an artist be a genius without being eccentric?
Persuasion/ Argument writing

Thirty-Five
5/22
CAASPP Testing
Unit 5 Chapter 15 Lesson 1 The Rise of Christianity p538-45
Think/Ideas: How did Christianity spread throughout Europe/
Unit 4 Lesson 5 Ray and Mr. Pitt p 432-439 + poems
Think/Ideas: How can a child's
love of music be encouraged? How is Ray Charles's life influenced by music?
Persuasion/ Argument writing

Thirty-Six
5/29
Memorial Day
Lesson 2 Rome Declines p546-52
Think/Ideas:What led to the downfall of Rome?
Lesson 3 The Byzantine Empire p556-62
Think/Ideas: Why did the Byzantine Empire succeed while the Roman Empire fell?
Unit 5 Lesson 3 Alejandro's GiftUnit 5 Lesson 6 The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo