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Learning module for 3rd-5th grade

Unit Introduction

Unit Introduction
Useful information about how to use the lessons found within this unit.

Teacher Background Reading

Teacher Background Reading
Background knowledge for those teaching these lessons. For more detailed information including booklets, pamphlets and other information about any of the related topics, visit our resource guide at www.srpnet.com/education or call (602) 236-2798.

Literacy Building

Historical Poetry
This lesson was uniquely created for the centennial celebration! Students read a poem written in 1961 for the golden jubilee (50-year anniversary) of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The poem, interestingly, was written from the perspective of the dam! As students read, also note that the language was very indicative of the time. Then, have fun writing your own perspective poems about the centennial of the dam.

  • 3rd Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
  • 4th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
  • 5th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan

AZ Geography

This lesson has been excerpted from SRP's Arizona Water Story supplementary curriculum resource for 4th grade teachers and students. Students explore Arizona's main human and physical features on a map scavenger hunt, learn about the three physiographic regions of AZ as they create a salt dough topographic map, and analyze rainfall patterns throughout the state. To order a copy of the entire Arizona Water Story curriculum resource, or to attend an in-service workshop on the program, call (602) 236-2798.

  • 3rd Grade standards: SS S1C1PO2-3; S3C1PO2,3,4,5,6,7; S3C5PO1,2,3; S4C1PO1,3
  • 4th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
  • 5th Grade standards: SS S4C1PO2,3,4,5,6; S4C2PO2; S4C6PO2,3

AZ Water Story videos

Arizona's Water Story Part 1 of 3 Arizona's Water Story Part 2 of 3 Arizona's Water Story Part 3 of 3

This lesson has been excerpted from SRP's Arizona Water Story supplementary curriculum resource for 4th grade teachers and students. Students watch an informational video about AZ history and the unique role water has played in the development of Phoenix. To order a copy of the entire Arizona Water Story curriculum resource, or to attend an in-service workshop on the program, call (602) 236-2798.

  • 3rd Grade standards: SS S1C7PO1
  • 4th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
  • 5th Grade standards: SS S1C1PO3,5; S1C5PO2
  • What We Know About Water
  • What We Know About Water Classroom Resources
  • This lesson has been excerpted from SRP's Arizona Water Story supplementary curriculum resource for 4th grade teachers and students. Students learn about the water cycle, the global water budget, and other science of water basics. To order a copy of the entire Arizona Water Story curriculum resource, or to attend an in-service workshop on the program, call (602) 236-2798.

    • 3rd Grade standards: Science S1C1; S1C2; S1C3; S1C4; S2C1
    • 4th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
    • 5th Grade standards: Science S1C1; S1C2; S1C3; S1C4; S2C1; S3C1; S3C2; S5C1
  • Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Lesson Plan
  • Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Classroom Resources
  • Introduction to Hydroelectric Power PowerPoint Presentation
  • This lesson has been excerpted from SRP's Powering Our Future supplementary curriculum resource for 4th through 12th grade teachers and students. In this lesson, students view an informational PowerPoint presentation and answer questions to learn about the basics of hydropower. To view more lessons about renewable energy, visit www.poweringourfuture.com. To attend an in-service workshop on the program, call (602) 236-2798.

    • 3rd Grade standards: Science S3C2
    • 4th Grade standards: Science S2C1; S3C1; S3C2; S4C3
    • 5th Grade standards: Science S2C1; S3C1; S3C2; S5C1
  • My Water Usage: How Can We Use Water Wisely? Lesson Plan
  • My Water Usage: How Can We Use Water Wisely? Curriculum Resources
  • This lesson has been excerpted from SRP's Arizona Water Story supplementary curriculum resource for 4th grade teachers and students. Students explore their own water use with a home survey and some data analysis. Students then examine water-saving devices and tree-ring research. The lesson culminates with a problem-based learning project in which students make recommendations to the city council on how to conserve water. To order a copy of the entire Arizona Water Story curriculum resource or to attend an in-service workshop on the program, call (602) 236-2798.

    • 3rd Grade standards: Science S2C1; S2C2; S3C1; S3C2; S6C1PO6
    • 4th Grade standards: listed within lesson plan
    • 5th Grade standards: Science S2C1; S2C2; S3C1; S3C2
  • Jeopardy Game PowerPoint
  • Centennial Certificate
  • This game will review and/or assess students' grasp of the concepts taught through this unit. Upon completion of the unit, you may use the certificate to award students for their accomplishment and as a way for students to discuss what they learned with their families.

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