The Curriculum Project
Classroom Teachers! Here are two 10-12 week PILOT UNITS designed for upper elemenatry grades-- one for 4th and one for 5th grade for school year 2021-22 . 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 ist 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. Additonally, 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 pilot 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.
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, students will dive in as they explore resources, renewability and time
5th Grade Unit
5th graders will discover that they can play an active role in the future they envision for themselves