Units of Study 2022-2023
September: My Country, My Rights (Social Studies; Government; Civics)
Essential Question: What are our rights as citizens? How does the constitution protect those rights?
Key concepts: government, laws, Revolutionary war, slavery
October: Middle School Science Fair (Science)
Essential Question: How do we use the scientific method to solve problems?
Key conepts: questioning, research, process, scientific method
November: Our Place in Space (Earth and Space Science)
Essential Question: How does the Earth fit in and compare with other planets and features of our solar system?
Key concepts: astronomy, planets, solar system
December: It's a Tradition (Social Studies)
Essential Quesition: How do cultural differences influence customs around holidays?
Key concepts: holidays, customs, family, traditions
January: We need Change (Social Studies)
Essential Question: How does conflict contribute to personal and societal changes?
Key concepts: conflict, war, compromise
February: What Makes This Place Special? (Social Studies; Geography)
Essential Question: How and why do people travel to places?
Key concepts: natural, man-made, maps, travel
March: Making Waves: Light and Sound (Science; Physical Science)
Essential Question: How do light and sound waves travel and interact with different materials?
Key concepts: light, sound, reflect, absorb, waves
April: I Can Earn Money (Social Studies; Math; Economics)
Essential Question: How can we make, save, and spend money?,
Key concepts: money, budget, loan, credit, savings
May: Why Are My Eyes Brown? (Science; Life Science)
Essential Question: How are different traits passed from parents to children?
Key concepts: genetics, DNA, traits