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ELA All Grades 2016

2016

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


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SHOULD I GET A PET
(GRADE 2)

Description: This unit focuses on having students analyze the characteristics of different animals in order to determine if that animal would make an appropriate pet for my sister’s family.
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HONORING VETERANS
(GRADE 4–6)

Description: Each student will read, comprehend and discuss 4 grade topics and texts about Veterans and the meaning of honor.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

Spanish
(GRADE 4–6)

Description: The focus of this unit is to make school more comfortable and welcoming to  Spanish speaking families. 
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CHEW ON THIS
(GRADE 5)

Description: This PBL will address whether or not the school will incorporate Fast Food Fridays for school lunches.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Math

MORE ACTIVE IN VOTING
(GRADE 5)

Description: Elective officials are faced with the problem of low voter turnout. Statistics show that less than 50% of registered voters actually vote.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IDEA
(GRADE 5)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine a feasible small business that could be successful in our town.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Math

 

CHARACTER INVESTIGATIONS

Description: Students will be exploring the declining number of middle school students participating within character related activities, as well as, proposing a plan to improve involvement.
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Interdisciplinary: Math, Character Education

FARM DESIGN

Description: This unit focuses on having students redesign a local dairy farm in order to be more environmentally friendly as well as to focus on the conservation of energy.
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Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

HONORING VETERANS

Description: Each student will read, comprehend and discuss 4 grade topics and texts about Veterans and the meaning of honor.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

IS THERE A NEED TO PROTECT EYES FROM E-DEVICE?

Description: This unit focuses on whether or not there is a valid need for students to protect their eyes from e-devices.
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PTO FUNDRAISING

Description: This unit will focus on determining the best ways to raise money for our students to use to take field trips or other student activities.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

SPANISH

Description: The focus of this unit is to make school more comfortable and welcoming to Spanish speaking families. 
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UBER YOUR FOOD

Description: Students will design a food delivery business. They will use their knowledge of the motion of molecules  and the molecules in a system to create containers to keep food at the right temperature.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

WONDER

Description: To inform students and teachers about children with deformities and their need to feel accepted and included.
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3d Hall Pass

Description: This unit will focus on students coming up with a solution to Mrs. Kandel’s problem of more than one student wanting to leave her room at a time.
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Interdisciplinary: Math, Technology

Aquaponics

Description: As the population of the earth continues to grow, we as a species need to continue to explore alternative forms of sustainable agriculture that will enable us to grow more food in smaller spaces.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

Creating an Economics

Description: Students will design a home ec classroom for our school using research based data to find a cost effective plan.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

Creating an Inclusive School Environment

Description: Students will  design a student survey to get accurate data on the school climate.  Students will  analyze that data and develop projects to create awareness of the social injustices.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

Dream Design

Description: Students are asked to redesign one room in their building.   Students must present their design proposals to a team of teachers and building administrators.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

Green Goes Green

Description: Cycles of matter and flow of energy.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Math

Hornet Hobbies

Description: This unit focuses on creating a local facility for youth recreation.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Math

Is there a speeding problem?

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine whether there is a speeding problem on the Osnaburg Local School Road. Students are required to find the speed of moving vehicles.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

Modern Day Connections with Greek/Roman Culture

Description: Students will recognize the lasting impact of Greek culture on current society.  Students will examine President Donald Trump’s conflict of interest with his businesses and his role as President. 
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

PTO FUNDRAISING

Description: This unit will focus on determining the best ways to raise money for our students to use to take field trips or other student activities.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

Safe Drinking Water for Smithville

Description: All students in our district have access to ground water through public or private wells. Where does the water come from or why should the source be trusted
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Math

UBER YOUR FOOD

Description: Students will design a food delivery business. They will use their knowledge of the motion of molecules  and the molecules in a system to create containers to keep food at the right temperature.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Wildlife Warriors

Description: The focus is to persuade our community to not build a bus garage on our campus wetlands. Students will look at the aspects of how a bus garage will negatively impact the ecosystem.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

 
 

CREATING AN ECONOMICS

Description: Students will design a home ec classroom for our school using research based data to find a cost effective plan.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

DOG DESIGN

Description: The focus is to persuade members of community to adopt dogs that are not purebreds but are mixed breeds/mutts by creating a commercial.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

UBER YOUR FOOD

Description: Students will design a food delivery business. They will use their knowledge of the motion of molecules  and the molecules in a system to create containers to keep food at the right temperature.
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Interdisciplinary: Science

 

CAREER RESEARCH

Description: Students will produce a “career wall” that can be used by all students in the school to research and explore the variety of careers that are available to them.
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DEVELOPING COLLEGE PREP

Description: Students are asked to determine, research, argue and present their idea of the best way to increase the number of college graduates and/or prepare WHS students for careers straight out of high school.
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FAHRENHEIT 451: TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN?

Description: This unit will focus on whether or not the administration of our school should ban a currently required classic novel or if they should allow the students to continue reading the novel.
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HOW CAN SUDDEN WEALTH BE MANAGED?

Description: This unit focuses on having students consider how the sudden good fortune in their futures might be responsibly managed.
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HUNGER GAMES

Description: The learners will be presented with the problem of needing to find a location in their town that could host the arena for the next Hunger Games.
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ROMEO AND JULIET

Description: Students will collaborate to identify who, if any character, should face punishment for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
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SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine if there currently exists an organization where all high school students can communicate openly with their peers about school questions, issues, and concerns. 
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

STOPPING HEROIN USE

Description: Students will be asked to create a solution to the increased use of and overdoses from heroin and other drugs.
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Interdisciplinary: Math

 
 

CAREER RESEARCH

Description: Students will produce a “career wall” that can be used by all students in the school to research and explore the variety of careers that are available to them.
Download the PBL unit.

FAHRENHEIT 451: TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN?

Description: This unit will focus on whether or not the administration of our school should ban a currently required classic novel or if they should allow the students to continue reading the novel.
Download the PBL unit.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine if there currently exists an organization where all high school students can communicate openly with their peers about school questions, issues, and concerns. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

 

STOPPING HEROIN USE

Description: Students will be asked to create a solution to the increased use of and overdoses from heroin and other drugs.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

 
 

ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

Description: This unit will focus on having students determine candidates for the R. G. Drage Alumni Hall of Fame. There will be a celebration during the 40th anniversary.
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CAREER FAIR PROPOSAL

Description: The focus of this unit is informational reading, research with technology, collaborative work, argumentative writing, and public speaking.
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Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

FAHRENHEIT 451: TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN?

Description: This unit will focus on whether or not the administration of our school should ban a currently required classic novel or if they should allow the students to continue reading the novel.
Download the PBL unit.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine if there currently exists an organization where all high school students can communicate openly with their peers about school questions, issues, and concerns. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

TROUBLE FROM THE TOP DOWN

Description: A roofing company's estimator has been doing poorly.  He needs help producing more accurate estimates and ordering materials.   
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Interdisciplinary: Career-Technical Education

 
 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine if there currently exists an organization where all high school students can communicate openly with their peers about school questions, issues, and concerns. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies

TROUBLE FROM THE TOP DOWN

Description: A roofing company's estimator has been doing poorly.  He needs help producing more accurate estimates and ordering materials.   
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Career-Technical Education