This is a UbD (Understanding by Design) (also known as a thematic unit) created to align the subject areas, content, reading, and writing.
There are three stages to this unit. Stage 1 are the desired results from this unit. All of the Common Core standards that align with this unit are stated. Stage 2 is the Assessment Evidence. This will give performance tasks and key criteria the students will be following. Stage 3 is the learning plan. This gives a summary of the learning activities the students will be completing.
This is a 4 week unit and all lessons are planed out with materials listed at the top of the week. There are books and other materials required for this unit, but as we found, the books and materials were not hard to find.
Each week has a week focus for each subject area that is aligned with the Common Core.
I hope you enjoy teaching this unit and find that students can learn so well with all subjects connecting!