Learning Adventures
Volume Two
Into a New Land
Life in the Colonies
Revolution and Beyond
Required Lit. ANWOA
Student Pages: ANWOA
Scope & Seq. ANWOA

Scope and Sequence of Subjects, Skills, Concepts,
and Activities for A NEW WORLD OF ADVENTURE

Bible stories, Bible themes, Bible passages, Life application of the Scriptures, Bible memorization, Character training, Sharing and standing up for our faith, Godly leaders and leadership, Inspirational literature, Books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I and II Samuel – The Israelites enter a new land and form a nation

Literature: Reading and discussion of literature, Literature appreciation; Literary terms, concepts, and devices; Oral and written narration of literature, Elements of literature, Allegory, Legend, Proverbs, Awards in children's literature, Parts of a book, Figurative language, Imagery, Context; Interpreting, extending, and applying literature through assignments and activities, Types of literature, Reading fiction, Non-fiction, Prose; Historical documents, and biographies; Poetry analyzation, interpretation, understanding, and appreciation; Literature of Colonial America and Canada, Predicting an outcome in literature, Evaluating characters and situations in literature, Author spotlights, Examining historical perspective of a story, Cause and effect relationships and analogies in literature, Using supporting evidence from literature, Memorizing poetry and historical documents, Comparing and contrasting, Paraphrasing

Vocabulary and Spelling: Vocabulary words from literature and content areas, Defining words in context, Latin and Greek roots, suffixes, and prefixes; Defining new words based on roots, Vocabulary word games, Individualized spelling lists, Spelling rules and applicable spelling words, Content-area spelling words, Commonly misspelled words, Spelling words correctly in context, Recognizing and correcting misspelled words, Practicing spelling words through written and tactile exercises and extension activities, Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Using spelling words in sentences, Spelling tests, Syllabication, Spelling games

Writing: Summaries, Reaction paragraphs, Comparison and contrast writing, Character study, Dramatizing a story, Writing techniques, Using descriptive words, Note-taking, Rewriting passages, Types of paragraphs, Writing an essay, Combining sentences, Sentence building, Parts of a paragraph, Editing and improving a paragraph, Fundamentals of letter writing, Paraphrasing, Writing questions for an interview, Conducting an interview, Using the interview to write a short essay, Writing poetry and acrostics, Writing a biographical sketch, Editing writing, Prioritizing and organizing in writing, Research and writing, Building a synonym bank, Report writing, Outlines, Research papers, Interpretive writing, Journaling, Writing questions and riddles for games, News writing, Newspaper project, Writing announcements and advertisements, Content, Style, Mechanics, Format, Fiction writing

Language/Grammar: Antonyms, Synonyms, Punctuation, Capitalization, Sentence structure, Types of sentences, Editing practice – correcting spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation errors in passages, Speech and Drama, Subjects (singular and plural, simple, complete, compound), Predicates (simple, complete, compound), Agreement, Nouns (singular, plural, compound, proper, common, abstract, concrete, collective, possessive), Pronouns (singular, plural, possessive; first, second, and third-person pronouns; personal, indefinite, reflexive, intensive, interrogative, demonstrative, relative, compound personal), Verbs (action, linking, helping, verb tenses, verb phrases, singular and plural verbs, transitive and intransitive, regular and irregular, verbals - gerunds, participles, infinitives), Adjectives (proper, positive, comparative, superlative, articles), Prepositions (prepositional phrases, objects of prepositions), Coordinating conjunctions, Adverbs, Double comparisons and negatives, Interjections, Irregular comparisons, Plurals, Contractions, Modifiers, Direct Objects, Complements, Indirect Objects, Predicate nominatives, Antecedents, Standard and nonstandard English, Dialect, Jargon, Fragments, Phrases, Clauses, Run-on sentences, Compound and polysyllabic words, Inverted order, Subject pronouns, Pronouns in the predicate, Pronoun cases – nominative, objective, possessive; Pronouns functioning as adjectives, Principal parts of verbs (present, present participle, past, past participle)

Research and Study Skills: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Atlas, Almanac, Library awareness and skills, Dewey Decimal System, Arrangement of library books, Call numbers, Library cards, Using the index and table of contents, Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

History Terms, Concepts, and Activities: History, geography, government and political systems, people and places, culture, customs and clothing, religion, cities, native peoples, recreation, technology, trade, and industry of the early American colonies, Canada and its provinces, and the following American states: Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia; Legacies and appreciation of cultures, Family life, Native Americans – History, Government, Culture, and Lifestyle of Eastern Woodlands, Subarctic, and Arctic peoples; Explorers and settlers of early America and Canada, Historical time line, Early settlements and colonies, Tasting foods of colonial America and specialty foods of the thirteen original states and Canada, Experiencing colonial activities, Playing colonial and Native American games, Relationship between Native Americans and white European settlers in America, Slavery in America, Battles and wars (including the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution), Interpreting graphs and maps, Transportation and Communication, Patriots and historical leaders, Immigration and Westward Movement, Federal Era, History, government, geography, and culture games and activities; Landforms, Map-making, Types of maps, Map skills, Climate, Natural resources, Branches of government; Officials, responsibilities, powers, and processes of government; Understanding and analyzing historical government documents – Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution; Native Americans Notebook (sections on Eastern Woodlands, Subarctic, and Arctic cultures); State Notebook (sections on the first thirteen states); World Notebook (section on Canada); Presidents Notebook (sections on George Washington and John Adams)

Terms, concepts, experiments, activities, and projects on the following topics:

Science and technology in early American history, Canada, and the states of Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Georgia

Insects – Insect Collection or Insect Notebook, Classification, Types of insects, Insect experiments and activities, Careers in entomology, Body parts and systems, Comparing and contrasting through observation, Growth and maturation, Mutualism, Parasites, Camouflage, Predators, Insect homes and habitats, Scientific method, Social and solitary insects, Insect lifestyles and habits, Characteristics and features, Hibernation, Instinct, Migration, Insecticides, Balancing nature

Weather – Watching, charting, and recording the weather; Atmosphere, Air pressure, Ozone layer, Types of climate, Meteorology, Meteorologists, Weather experiments and activities, Specific heat, Water cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Winds, Interpreting charts, Storms, Preparedness and emergency measures for storm conditions, Ocean currents, Measuring weather, Weather forecasting, Weather maps and symbols, Air masses, Fronts and pressure systems, Lightning and thunder, Properties of light, Fog, Smog, Dew, Frost, Weather oddities, Earth's elliptical orbit, Theories of formation of Earth, Greenhouse effect, Arguments in the scientific community, Using research and logic to formulate beliefs

Simple Machines – Machines, Simple machines, Lever, Wheel and axle, Pulley, Inclined plane, Wedge, Screw; Building, observing, and experimenting with simple machines; Friction, Gears, Compound machines

Inventors and Inventions - Inventing to meet a specific purpose, Edible inventions, Inventors and inventions in history, Inventions projects, activities, and experiments; Inventions time line

Electricity – Uses of electricity, Electricity observations, experiments, and activities; Matter, Atoms, Nucleus, Protons, Neutrons,

Electrons, Charges, Ions, Electricity in history, Static electricity, Conductors, Current electricity, Insulators, Amps, Batteries, Voltage, Open circuit, Resistance, Multimeter, Direct and alternating currents, Magnetism, Electricity production, Hydroelectricity, Nuclear power stations, Electricity through chemical action and solar cells, Transmitting electricity, Conserving electricity, Controlling electricity, Circuits, Electricity safety rules, Watts, Careers in electricity

Mammals – Animal Kingdom, Classification system, Taxonomy; Orders, classes, and sub-classes of mammals; Characteristics of mammals, Habitats, Predators, Habits, Lifestyles, Evolution vs. creation, Observing mammals, Sketching mammals, Nature journals, Mammal projects – Mammal Marathon Game, Mammal Roll-Call! (highlighting features and habitats), Mammal Growth Chart, Mammal Tracks; Nocturnal, Extinction, Endangered mammals, Ecosystems, Experimenting with mammal habits and characteristics, Echolocation, Torpor, Hibernation, Mammal cooking activities, Mammal games and activities, Zoo Field trip, Food chain

Music and Art Terms and Concepts; Music, art, artists, and architecture of colonial America and Canada, Art and music techniques and materials, Baroque period, composer spotlights and works of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Philip Sousa; Native American and colonial crafts and art projects, Designing covers and pages for history notebooks, Wire sculpture, Illustrators and illustrations, Creating state and country maps; Singing songs and choruses, Creating and decorating science crafts and projects, American craftsmen, Interpreting music through art, Seasons Collage, Paper folding and cutting crafts, Clay projects, "Quill" art, Federal Period in art, Portrait painting, Sketching self-portraits and family portraits, Music of the Boston Pops orchestra, Understanding the color wheel, Observing and appreciating art, colors and designs, Thanksgiving art and artists, making decorations for unit celebrations, Symbols in art, State and country flags, symbols and seals; Impressionism, "Schools" of art, Designing, illustrating, and coloring a written advertisement; Comics and cartoon characters throughout history, Appreciating the work of the cartoonist, Tracing and drawing favorite comic strip characters, Cartoon symbols, Conveying facial expressions and emotion through drawing, Cartooning, Illustrating poetry and prose, Designing monograms, Murals, History of patriotic and colonial songs, Music of fife and drum corps and drum and bugle corps; Designing game boards and books, Art on a American currency, Silhouette portraits and shadow pictures, Word Neoclassicism, Making costumes, Face painting, Designing campaign buttons and ballot boxes

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