GCSS Enrichment Activities for the Week of May 18, 2020

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 Grade Level ELA Math Science Social Studies
 Pre-K Daniel Tiger: When We Do Something New (at the Doctor)
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: TV
Episode/Streaming
Knowing what to expect and playing about it can help children better manage their concerns about doctor's visits. When children play being the doctor, they're the ones in charge. That makes it easier to manage when they have to be the patient.
Skill: The child will use increasingly complex spoken language.
Georgia Standard: CLL4 Expressive Lang
Elmo the Musical: Cowboy Math Printable
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Elmo needs to sort his herd of kitty-cows into groups. Learn math through problem-solving with this Elmo the Musical math handout.
Skill: The child will sort, seriate, classify, and create patterns.
Georgia Standard: CD-MA4
Water, Water Everywhere - Episode | Ready Jet Go!
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Water? Wa-ter. Such a funny Earth word. But life here literally wouldn't exist without this amazing substance. Luckily, you can find it all around: Lakes, rainforests, and even in Antarctica! But does water exist in the same form... or can it change? And if it can... how?
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of earth and sky.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC
2
All Around Town | Everyday Learning
Source: PBS Learning Media
This animation features a child and her father using a simple map to plan their activities for the day. The video introduces children to concepts related to mapping, location, and time.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of geography in his/her community.
Georgia Standard: CD-SS3
 Kindergarten Between the Lions: A Shower of Stars and Two Moons & One Lagoon
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: TV Episode/Streaming
In this video segment from Between the Lions, an animated stick figure dances on a green background and sings about the joys of the "en" sound and different words that can be read "if you can read en." As the lyrics are sung, a new picture pops up to illustrate "en" words: ten, pen, hen, zen, men, end, mend, send, spend, lend, when, then, and den. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.
Skill: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Georgia Standard: Reading Foundational - PA ELAGSEKRF3
Gasha Go!
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Game
GASHA GO! is a new skill-building math game that focuses on developing children’s number sense which is a sense of what numbers mean and their relationship to one another.
Skill: Count to answer ‘how many?” questions.
Georgia Standard: MGSEK.CC.5
Sorting Out Soils | Project Learning Garden
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Document
Students observe and sort soils samples according to physical attributes and make the connection between healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy vegetables, and healthy people.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the physical attributes of earth materials (soil, rocks, water, and air).
GA Standard: SKE2
Celebrate with DE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Details the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program delves into the history behind the day dedicated to the man who worked for tolerance, equality, and freedom for all Americans. Students then answer questions related to the impact of Dr. King's work in today's world.
Skill: Identify the national holidays and describe the people and/or events celebrated.
Georgia Standard: SSKH1
 First Grade Georgia Read More
Source: GPBKids
Resource Type: Video
Famous Georgia personalities read classic children's books.
Skill: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSES1SL2
Units of Measurement
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Introduces the definition of a unit of measurement.
Skill: Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
Georgia Standard: MGSE1.MD.2
Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: Weather
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Collection
Get up close to a variety of weather conditions, encounter local weather patterns through spectacular imagery, and learn how to observe and describe different weather conditions with the beloved characters from PEEP and the Big Wide World. For a printable list of all resources in this collection,
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1
Louisiana Purchase
Source: Discovery Education
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Resource Type: Video
Presents a map of North America during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and reveals that most of the continent was claimed by European powers. The segment provides context for Jefferson's attempt to purchase Louisiana from France, and summarizes why Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana to the United States.
Skill: Read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history. Describe how each historic figure in SS1H1a was influenced by his or her time and place. Describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits such as: fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
Georgia Standard: SS1H1 SS1G1 SS1CG1
 Second Grade Molly of Denali: A Splash of Mink; Episode 113
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Molly and Trini discover that it's important to question the reliability of informational texts, in this animated 11-minute story from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate it at 14:00.) After being sprayed by a mink, they consult a variety of sources to find out how to get rid of the smell, but only a true expert provides the right remedy to help them.
Skill: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE2SL3

Bar Graphs
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
This short video introduces bar graphs, their parts, and how to make them from data collected.
Skill: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
Georgia Standard: MGSE2.MD.10

Shadow Tracing
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Support Materials
Observe how shadows will change size and direction depending on the position of the object or the light source.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
Georgia Standard: S2E2

Jackie Robinson: Athlete and Activist
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Jackie Robinson was a sports hero who became a civil rights activist. When Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Demonstrating skill as a professional baseball player and consistent dignity both on and off the field, Robinson became an advocate for civil rights, as well as a role model. This video is a part of a lesson plan including two primary source activities and a short video below: understand how Robinson rose to prominence, and explore the importance of courage in his life.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1

 Third Grade Montana Shakes! WordSmashing: Language Workshop
Source: PBS Kids Video
Your elementary students will love Shakespeare! Create, learn, and pantomime new words! Shakespeare loved to create new words and to play creatively with the meaning of words, so can you. This workshop is based on the MT SHAKES! 2016 adaptation of a Midsummer Night's Dream. This workshop is designed to introduce students to the creative capacity of words. Students will:

Identify examples of and explore meaning in figurative language found in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ask and answer questions about words and details in the text
Explore the relationship between words and their sounds
Investigate the importance of word choice (poetry and rhythm of words and their sounds)
ELAGSE3L4a
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

Measuring: Martha in the Doghouse
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Explore how mathematics can be used in construction with MARTHA SPEAKS. This video focuses on the importance of planning when problem solving and what it means to be an architect. After the video students can answer review questions in the interactive quiz.
Skill: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Georgia Standard: MGSE3.MD.4

Fossil Puzzler
Source: Siemens STEM Day
Resource Type: Activity
One of the visual tools your child will use in Kindergarten is the 10-frame card. Your child will know a 10-frame card as five on top and 5 on bottom. It is important he understands five without needing to re-count each time. The children will add and subtract with the 10 frame card and begin to understand fractions. *Users can scroll down to any of the Resource Titles or search them at the top right*
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms.
Georgia Standard: S3E2

Regions
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Describes the five major regions of the United States: Northeast, Southeast, Middle West, West, and Southwest.
Skill: Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America. a. Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast. b. Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter. c. Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature).
Georgia Standard: SS3H1

 Fourth Grade Perfectly Martha
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with support materials
You can use this video for Session 5 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha is suspicious of the Perfect Pup Institute. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, play the game Skits’s Tricks online (if online access is not available, they can skip this step), read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.
Skill: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE4SL1

Lines of Symmetry
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Activity
Students identify lines of symmetry in a variety of shapes, then draw a figure and a identify the lines of symmetry
Skill: Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry
Georgia Standard: MGSE4.G.3

Our Solar System: The Planets
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
In this activity, students will learn their place in the solar system among the sun, moon and other planets. They will discuss how the movement of the Earth and moon cause daylight and moonlight.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets.
Georgia Standard: S4E1

Benjamin Franklin | Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father Video
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with support materials
At the height of the Age of Enlightenment, Benjamin Franklin accomplished great works in countless fields, including science, politics, and media, becoming one of America’s most prolific Founding Fathers. Through two primary source activities and a short video, understand how Franklin embodied Enlightenment values, and used his talent in writing and printing to have his opinions heard and help shape the world.
Skill: Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
Georgia Standard: SS4H1

 Fifth Grade Perfectly Martha
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
You can use this video for Session 5 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha is suspicious of the Perfect Pup Institute. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, play the game Skits’s Tricks online (if online access is not available, they can skip this step), read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.
Skill: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE5SL1

Classifying Quadrilaterals
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
In this video, examine strategies to identify the properties of quadrilaterals—specifically, parallelograms. Students will compare and contrast squares, rectangles, and rhombuses, which are all parallelograms. In the accompanying classroom activity, students create posters identifying the properties of various quadrilaterals. They explore how these shapes compare and contrast and then analyze the ways that parallelograms distinguish themselves from other quadrilaterals.
Skill: Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.3

What is a Watershed?
Source: Georgia Aquarium
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students will learn what a watershed is and how rivers are connected to the ocean.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to identify surface features on the Earth caused by constructive and/or destructive processes. a. Construct an argument supported by scientific evidence to identify surface features (examples could include deltas, sand dunes, mountains, volcanoes) as being caused by constructive and/or destructive processes (Examples could include deposition, weathering, erosion, and impact of organisms). b. Develop simple interactive models to collect data that illustrate how changes in surface features are/were caused by constructive and/or destructive processes. c. Ask questions to obtain information on how technology is used to limit and/or predict the impact of constructive and destructive processes. (Clarification statement: Examples could include seismological studies, flood forecasting (GIS maps), engineering/construction methods and materials, and infrared/satellite imagery.)
Georgia Standard: S5E1
History Kids: The Wright Brothers
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)

Resource Type: Video
Learn about the contributions of the Wright brothers to the field of aviation. This program explores the history of the Wright brothers, their first glider, the improvements made to their aircraft design, and their success at Kitty Hawk. The History Kids series also includes an episode on Alexander Graham Bell.
Skill: Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
Georgia Standard: SS5H
1

Special Opportunity from Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The AJC invites children ages 13 and under to share drawings that salute, thank and celebrate metro Atlanta's front-line workers. The AJC will publish these pieces in a special keepsake newspaper section later in the summer.
AJC's Art from the Heart

Middle School

 Grade Level ELA Math Science Social Studies
Sixth Grade ELA | Lesson 17 | Spelling Correctly
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Document
Students will learn spelling rules and conventions that pertain to i before e, plurals of nouns ending in y, homophones, and the suffix -tion. They will complete an activity in which they identify and revise misspelled words in sentences.
Skill: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Georgia Standard: ELAGSE6L2

Areas of Irregular Shapes: Building Sailboats
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Learn how wooden boat builders use a variety of mathematical concepts when custom designing their vessels. This video focuses on how area, volume, and measurements of irregular shapes are used in the engineering process, taking math out of the classroom and into real world problem solving.
Skill: Find area of right triangles, other triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Georgia Standard: MGSE6.G.1

Phases of the Moon
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Examines the sources of the moon's light. The moon reflects the light from the sun. Different parts of the moon are lit up at different times depending on the position of the sun which results in the phases of the moon.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
Georgia Standard: S6E2
Parliamentary and Presidential Democracies
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Illustrates the differences between parliamentary and presidential governments. The segment also explains how country leaders are selected in parliamentary and presidential formats.
Skills: Compare and contrast various forms of government.
Explain forms of citizen participation in government.
Georgia Standards: SS6CG1, SS6CG3, SS6CG4

Seventh Grade Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign | Move to Include
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video With Support Materials
Spread the Word to End the Word is an educational campaign to increase awareness for the need to respect and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative is supported by Special Olympics and Best Buddies and numerous other organizations. It promotes using people first accepting language in schools and in the community.
Skills: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)
Georgia Standards: ELAGSE7.L.3, ELAGSE7.RL.4, ELAGSE7.SL.4, ELAGSE7.SL.6

Solving Linear Inequalities with Negative Numbers
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Solve an inequality that has negative numbers and a variable. This video focuses on using inverse operations to solve for a variable and the importance of flipping the inequality when multiplying or dividing by a negative number.
Skill: Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality and interpret it in the context of the problem
Georgia Standard: 7.EE.4b

The Key to It All
Source: Siemens STEM
Resource Type: Activity

In this activity students will create their own unique creatures and then make dichotomous keys that will allow their classmates to identify the creatures. *Users can scroll down to any of the Resource Titles or search them at the top right*
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.
Georgia Standard: S7L1

Home Planet: Modern Forms of Government
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Explains the different forms of government and why a government exists. Different forms of government include a dictatorship, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, a presidential democracy, and a parliamentary system.
Skill: Compare and contrast different forms of citizen participation in government.
Georgia Standard: SS7CG1
Eighth Grade MN Original | Musician Jayanthi Kyle: "That's How The River Flows"
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Watch singer/songwriter Jayanthi Kyle performs “That’s How the River Flows” on the sunny banks of the Mississippi River with guitarist Wes Burdine.
Kyle is the vocalist in several Twin Cities bands including Black Audience, Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies, Romantica, Gospel Machine and Davis Bain Band.
Skill: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Georgia Standard: ELAGSE8L3

comparing Powers of 10
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive & Activity Documents

Use powers of 10 to investigate scientific notation. This interactive exercise focuses on determining which of a series of numbers written in scientific notation is larger and by what magnitude then you need to use your critical thinking skills to determine methods for general cases.
Skills: Use numbers expressed in scientific notation to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 x 10^8 and the population of the world as 7 x 10^9, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger.
Add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Understand scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g. use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology (e.g. calculators).
Georgia Standards: MGSE8.EE.3, MGSE8.EE.4

Phase Change Demonstrations | Chemistry Matters
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Resource Type: Video and Experiment *see experiment in Toolkit*
Dr. Adrian Elliott from the Fernbank Science Center joins us in this segment for a special interview, and our students discuss sublimation and deposition.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
Georgia Standard: S8P1

Georgia and the US Constitution
Source: GPB Education
Resource Type: Video

Just ten years after the Articles of Confederation was drawn up in 1777, representatives met in Philadelphia to write a new Constitution. Georgia sent four men, most notably University of Georgia founder Abraham Baldwin, who played a critical role in what came to be known as the “Great Compromise.”
Skill: Describe the foundations of Georgia’s government.
Georgia Standard: SS8CG1

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