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Grade 6: Term 3 Curriculum Expectations

Abraar School – Grade 6

School Year: 2011/2012

Term 3 – Curriculum Outline

Teacher: Amira               

Subject: Social Studies

 

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3

February

March

April

May

June

Current relations with Native peoples: Development of relationship of Canadian governments & Native peoples to today.

 

Canada-U.S. Relations

Trade, cultural, etc., links to the United States

 

Canada on the World Stage

Canada’s involvement in international politics

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate

different historical points of view about the positive

and negative effects of early contact between First

Nation peoples and European explorers;

 

• analyse examples of interaction between First Nation

peoples and European explorers to identify and report

on the effects of cooperation and the reasons for

disagreements between the two groups.

 

Canada and the World

• identify and describe Canada’s economic,

political, social, and physical links with the

United States and other regions of the world;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather,

process, and communicate information about

the domestic and international effects of Canada’s

links with the United States and other

areas of the world;

• explain the relevance to Canada of current
 global issues and influences.

 

 

 

Subject: Language Arts: Reading

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3

February

March

April

May

June

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic stories

 

Points of View; Compare & Contrast Analyzing texts and forms of writing

 

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

 

Reading Styles & Perspectives: Storytelling as history

 2. recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate

understanding of how they help communicate meaning;

3. use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;

4. reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

Subject: Language Arts: Writing

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3

February

March

April

May

June

Forms of Essay Writing : Persuasive writing (ie. Opinion writing); Research essays and presentations.

– supporting arguments

-revising/ reviewing/ strengthening written pieces.

reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

Subject: Language Arts: Oral Communication

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3

February

March

April

May

June

Mock United Nations – How do we communicate? How successful are we at coming to resolutions on important matters? • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,

and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

 

Subject: Language Arts: Media Literacy

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3

February

March

April

May

June

Producing Media Texts & Multimedia: Producing a Movie script/ set up to convey ideas/ messages.

 

reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for

improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating

media texts.

 

 

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Grade 5: Term 3 Curriculum Expecations

The following is a general outline of our curriculum goals for the final term, insha’Allah.

School Year: 2011/2012

Term 3 – Curriculum Outline

 Subject: Social Studies     Teacher: Amira

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Ancient civilizations• identify and compare the ways in which people in various early civilizations met their

physical and social needs, including how they interacted with and used the natural

environment;

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate characteristics of a number of early

civilizations, including their significant innovations and technological advances;

• show how innovations made by various early civilizations have influenced the modern world.

Subject: Language Arts: Oral Communication

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Speeches; Political slogans; Advertising – how to aim a message and what/how to say it. • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

Subject: Language Arts: Reading

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic storiesPoints of View; Compare & Contrast Analyzing texts and forms of writing

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

• recognize a variety of  text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;• reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

 

 Subject: Language Arts: Writing

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Forms of Writing & Point of View : How to present differing perspectives on a topic.Research methods: Building arguments using an information tool box. reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategiesthey found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

• reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for

improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating

media texts.

Subject: Language Arts: Media Literacy

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Evaluating coverage and Media biases.– What messages are we receiving; How to analyse the message.Understanding Media Perspectives: Controllers of media • reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas forimprovement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Subject: Visual Arts

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Ancient Art Styles:Art in Ancient Egypt; Ancient ChinaTextured Art: Knitting & fabric-based art

 

Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their sociocultural and historical contexts;• Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process  to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences;

Subject: Islamic Studies

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Prophets & Messengers: Traits & Commonalities 

Messages & Miracles

-Special focus on Prophets Hud & Saleh• Salman Al-Farisi

– Concepts of Racism

– Al-Khandaq

– Betrayal

– Surat Al Mursalat – meaning & circumstances

• Al-Khushoo; the Heart of Worship

– the Voluntary Prayers

– Sujood ush-Shukr

• Forgiveness

– Respect

– Surat Al-Insan

– Muslim fashion

– Muslims online

Term 2 Expectations!

11 January 2012

Assalamu Allaykum Dear Parents/ Students,

I will be sending home curriculum expectations for this term today. I have made modifications to the original Long Term Plans posted here on the blog at the start of the year which you can still see by clicking on the “Long Range Plans” for your grade in the categories box to the right of the screen.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Teacher Amira

Grade 5 Long Term Plan

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

– Students explore the meaning of citizenship (incl. rights/ responsibilities) of citizenship; Structure and functions of governments; The Electoral Process (with provincial election as a case study)

 

Government

• summarize the structures, functions, and interactions ofCanada’s federal,

provincial/territorial, and municipal governments, and identify and describe significant

Canadian symbols, ceremonies, buildings, and political figures;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather and analyse information about government

processes, the rights of groups and individuals, and the responsibilities of citizenship in

Canada, including participation in the electoral process.

 

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Early Civilizations: Exploration of the development of various early civilizations around the world & the innovations of early societies and continuing relevance to today’s world. Government continued

• identify concrete examples of how government plays a role in contemporary society and

of how the rights of groups and individuals and the responsibilities of citizenship apply to their own lives.

 

Ancient civilizations

• identify and compare the ways in which people in various early civilizations met their

physical and social needs, including how they interacted with and used the natural

environment;

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate characteristics of a number of early

civilizations, including their significant innovations and technological advances;

• show how innovations made by various early civilizations have influenced the modern world.

 

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

   

• Review / Completing outstanding work

 

 

 

 Language Arts – Reading Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

-Readingand analyzing Short Stories for meaning

– Readingand analyzing Poetry

-Other forms of Literature: novel study; Book Reviews

– Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

• read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational

texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;

 

•  use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic stories

 

Points of View; Compare & Contrast Analyzing texts and forms of writing

 

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

• recognize a variety of  text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;
Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Reading Styles & Perspectives: Storytelling as history • reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

 

 

Language Arts – Writing  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Developing, classifying, organizing ideas; using idea webs; brainstorming; other graphic organizers.

 

Determining style & voice Who is the audience? How do we communicate ideas?

• generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose

and audience;

 

•draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms

and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

 

Forms of Writing & Point of View : How to present differing perspectives on a topic.

 

Research methods: Building arguments using an information tool box.

•  use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language

conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;

 

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Forms of Essay Writing : Persuasive writing (ie. Opinion writing); Research essays and presentations.

 

reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

 

 

 Language Arts – Media Literacy Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Publications: Study the various forms of media publications – strengths & weaknesses

 

Other forms of Media: Online, Television, Movies, Commercial – purpose and scope.

• demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;

 

• identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated

with them are used to create meaning;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Evaluating coverage and Media biases. – What messages are we receiving; How to analyse the message.

 

Understanding Media Perspectives: Controllers of media

• create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate

forms, conventions, and techniques;

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Producing Media Texts & Multimedia: Producing a Radio Broadcast with commercials, opinions, news and commentary.

 

 

• reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for

improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating

media texts.

 

 Visual Arts Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Artist Profile Emily Carr & Trees – using various techniques to capture movement, line, depth, colour of trees in natural environments.

 

 

 

Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process  to produce a variety of two- and

three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate

feelings, ideas, and understandings;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Ancient Art Styles: Art in AncientEgypt; AncientChina

 

Textured Art: Knitting & fabric-based art

 

 

 

Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their sociocultural and historical contexts.
Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Art Gallery : Creating, discovering art from around the world. Students curate their own art exhibits. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process  to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences;

 

 

Islamic Studies  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Tawheed (The Faith of the Prophets)

-integrated with Language

 

Prophets & Messengers: Traits & Commonalities

 

Messages & Miracles

 

• Tawheed

– Define various related terms

– Meaning of Surat-ul-Ikhlas

-Describe the various names of Allah & their description

– Related Ahadeeth & Ayah (memorization and understanding)

 

• Many Prophets

– Main messages of Prophets

– Profile of a Prophet

– Miracles

-Compare / contrast prophets in Qur’an and the Bible

-Learn names of 25 prophets and messengers

-Difference between prophets and messengers

-Special focus on Prophets Nuh, Hud & Saleh

 

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Muslims under siege: Historical battles & lessons; Key personalities

 

Worship with the Heart: Inner dimensions of prayer; voluntary prayers & supplications

 

• Salman Al-Farisi

 – Concepts of Racism

 – Al-Khandaq

 – Betrayal

 – Surat Al Mursalat – meaning & circumstances

 

• Al-Khushoo; the Heart of Worship

– the Voluntary Prayers

– Sujood ush-Shukr

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Islamic Character; Everday expectations • Forgiveness

– Respect

– Surat Al-Insan

– Muslim fashion

– Muslims online

 

 

 Language Arts- Oral Comm. Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Poetry as Spoken Word: Studying the cadence, movement of words, how we listen and appreciate sound.

Debates & Discussions : Methods of sharing in groups; ways to reach successful decision-making with groups of people, or in pairs.

 

• listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for

a variety of purposes;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Speeches; Political slogans; Advertising – how to aim a message and what/how to say it.

 

• use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences

for a variety of purposes;

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Mock United Nations – How do we communicate? How successful are we at coming to resolutions on important matters? • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,

and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.