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Expeditionary Learning Curriculum Modules

Dear Parents, Below is a list of topics that students will study each quarter of the school year. Please discuss each topic with your child(ren) and help us build upon students' prior knowledge as context for new learning. Students will become even more familiar with the topic they are going to study and better able them to grasp the comcept of what the teacher is teaching. Help them to relate to the topic. Remind them of some ways they may already be able to relate to the topic or maybe even expose them to the topics and discuss them.

Thank you for assisting us with the education of your child!


Quarter 1, Module 1 - "Toys and Play"

Quarter 2, Module 2 - "Weather Wonders"

Quarter 3, Module 3 - "Trees are Alive"

Quarter 4, Module 4 - "Enjoying and Appreciating Trees"

3rd Grade

Quarter 1, Module 1 -  Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far"

Quarter 2, Module 2 - " Adaptations and the Wide World of Frogs"

Quarter 3, Module 3 - " Exploring Literary Classics"

Quarter 4, Module 4 - " Water Around the World "


1st Grade

Quarter 1, Module 1 - "Tools and Work"

Quarter 2, Module 2 - "A Study of the Sun, Moons, and Stars "

Quarter 3, Module 3 - "Birds' Amazing Bodies"

Quarter 4, Module 4 - "Caring for Birds "

4th Grade

Quarter 1, Module 1 - " Poetry, Poets, and Becoming Writers "

Quarter 2, Module 2 - " Animal Defense Mechanisms "

Quarter 3, Module 3 - " The American Revolution "

Quarter 4, Module 4 - " Inequality: Ratifying the 19th Amendment "

2nd Grade

Quarter 1, Module 1 - "Schools and Community "

Quarter 2, Module 2 - "Fossils Tell of Earth's Changes "

Quarter 3, Module 3 - "The Secret World of Pollination "

Quarter 4, Module 4 - "Providing for Pollinators "


5th Grade

Quarter 1, Module 1 - "Stories of Human Rights "

Quarter 2, Module 2 - "Biodiversity In the Rainforest "

Quarter 3, Module 3 - "Athlete leaders of Social Change "

Quarter 4, Module 4 - "The Impact of Natural Disasters "

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