Unit Plan

Unit 8: Native Americans

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Over five weeks, fifth graders listen to and discuss reading passages that explore the connection between Native Americans and nature. Following daily readings, scholars practice word work, including prefixes, root words, suffixes, transitional words, and commas. Throughout the unit, learners follow the writing process to compose a final persuasive essay that looks at the relationship between Native Americans and the land on which they live.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, plan a field trip, in-person or virtual, to a Native American history museum
  • Use assessments, including the End-of-Year assessments, for grading purposes and final conferences
Classroom Considerations
  • The eighth unit in a nine-part series by Core Knowledge
  • Review the lessons' "At a Glance" section to see which materials are needed
  • Provides useful background information about the topic of study
  • Assessments gauge proficiency in grammar, morphology, spelling, and reading
  • The pacing calendar includes several pausing points that can be used when they best fit your schedule
  • None