Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Standards

5th Grade

Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. 5-ESS1-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun and selected stars that are visible only in particular months.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include causes of seasons.

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • SL.5.5 - Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. (5-ESS1-2)
  • 5.G.A.2 - Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation. (5-ESS1-2)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (5-ESS1-2)

Model Course Mapping

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