The goals in this project will meet multiple sets of objectives. Not only will students be able to telecollaborate with students from all over the world about the stewardship of our earth, but they will also be meeting several Maryland College and Career Ready Curriculum, as well as Maryland State STEM Standards of Practice.
Maryland College and Career Ready Curriculum
Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.5.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaboration discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expression their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA.Literacy.SL.5.2 - Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, qualitatively and orally.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA.Literacy.SL5.4 - Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA.Literacy.SL5.5 - Include multimedia components (e.g. graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Maryland State STEM Standards of Practice
1. Learn and apply rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Content
b. Apply science, technology, engineering, or mathematics content to answer complex questions to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
5. Engage in Logical Reasoning
D. Analyze the impact of global issues and real world problems at the local, state, national and international levels.