The Curriculum Project
Classroom Teachers! Here are two 10-12 week UNITS designed for upper elemenatry grades-- one for 4th and one for 5th grade. Each Unit is broken into Learning Experiences to take place over several class periods (indicated at the top of the Learning Experience). This website portal was written for YOU and provides online access to everything you will need to teach these engaging lessons and activities, including a list of simple materials and additional resources -- all that you need to prepare and deliver instruction to your STUDENTS. With a quick log in (requiring an individual user name and password) , we encourage you to "dive in" and explore. Additionally, we encourage you to click on the "Discuss" button (top right ), an online tool within the website environment for sharing ideas, successes and challenges and accessing our FEEDBACK FORM (please complete after each Learning Experience).
These two new Units expand our 6-UNIT Middle School Curriculum (grades 6-8 ) Understanding the Urban Watershed Curriculum. The Middle Grades Curriculum began development in 2014 with support from the William Penn Foundation and the Fairmount Water Works/Philadelphia Water Department and it is now being implemented in Philadelphia classrooms in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. This Grade 4 and 5 Unit development was made possible with support from GreenFutures/School District of Philadelphia and the Fairmount Water Works/Philadelphia Water Department. It was designed in partnership with the Cloud Institute and School District of Philadelphia Teachers:
TJ Gobreski, Kirkbride Elementary
Megan Kolla, John Hancock Elementary School
Tim Stopper, Francis Scott Key Elementary
Joe Ulrich, Southwark Elementary
The curriculum is made up of 6 units. Each unit is made up of individual Learning Experiences.
4th Grade Unit : For the Love of Water
What can 4th graders do to contribute to a healthy and just Philadelphia for all Philadelphians?
5th Grade Unit: Me and My Watershed
What actions will the 5th graders in your classroom take to protect our land and water?