Project Earth Game

Grade 5 / Science / The Environment
CCSS: ELA.SL.5.1c ELA.SL.5.1d

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening

5

5th Grade

1c

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening

5

5th Grade

1d

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Students work as a mock community to see how choices impact the environment
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How do real world scenarios impact students' understanding of how choices impact the environment?
What factors do students need to consider when determining the community's power options?
How does the use of various manipulatives make the project more meaningful?
Support Materials Below
Game instructions, materials list
Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.5.1c, ELA.SL.5.1d

Supporting Materials

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  • Project Earth Lesson Plan

  • Transcript for Project Earth Game - Connie Prewitt

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