Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Standards

3rd Grade

Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. 3-ESS2-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.

Obtain and combine information from books and other reliable media to explain phenomena. (3-ESS2-2)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • RI.3.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (3-ESS2-2)
  • RI.3.9 - Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. (3-ESS2-2)
  • W.3.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. (3-ESS2-2)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3-ESS2-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (3-ESS2-2)

Model Course Mapping

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