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# 4th Grade Beach Thematic Unit

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Title of Unit: Beach
Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy

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Rationale: The purpose of this unit is to educate 4th grade students of pertinent information about Florida’s coastline and beaches. The unit contributes to the students’ knowledge of the geography of beaches, the size of the beach, the natural elements that create and destroy beaches, the diversity of beaches and the perspective of the beach from a hermit crabs point of view all the while covering essential 4th grade standards.

Essential Questions:
What makes beaches unique and different?
How can water change the earth’s surface?

These questions are essential questions established in the 4th grade Academic Plans for the Lee County School District. The common core curriculum focuses on the current world around us and the implications for our future world. The two essential questions encompass the entire unit’s content. The content is learned through various mediums such as social studies, science, art, reading, and writing.

Common Core Standards
LACC.4.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topics or subjects.

LACC.4.RI.1.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts, in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why.

MACC.4.NF.3.6: Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite .62 as 62/100; describe length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.
MACC.4.NF.3.7: Compare two decimals to the hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons with the symbols >,=, or <, and justify the conclusions by using a visual model.

LACC.4.RL.1.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

LACC.4.W.1.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences.

Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.G.1.1 Identify the physical features of Florida
SS.4.G.1.2 Locate and label features on a Florida map
SS.4.G.1.3 Explain how weather impacts Florida

SC.4.E.6.4 (AA) Describe the basic differences between physical weathering and erosion.
MA.4.A.2.4: Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite .62 as 62/100; describe length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram
MA.4.A.2.4: Compare two decimals to the hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons with the symbols >,=, or <, and justify the conclusions by using a visual model.
MA.4.A.2.4: Compare and order decimals, and estimate fraction and decimal amounts in real-world problems
VA.A.1.2.3 ; VA.B.1.1.4 ; VA.C.1.2.1 ; Use patterns in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art. pattern; repetition; texture.
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25 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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