Grade 4 students have begun investigating a new central idea:
The enduring legacies of ancient civilizations are present in modern societies.
In Windows to the World class this week, we spent some time "unpacking" this idea, pulling out key words and breaking down the sentence to figure out its larger meaning.
- to survive something (Daniel)
- live long, tolerate harsh weather (Nikolas)
- things that last for a long time (Zinnia)
-something you carry from the past like a manuscript (Asher)
-a memory from the past (Alex)
-stories and myths (Asher)
-a developed society of different people that have different jobs (Zinnia)
-civilizations have different features in common (Daniel)
-scribes, slaves, farmers- different jobs (Zinnia)
-advanced technology, but not like computers (Nikolas)
-art and architecture (Alex)
-language and culture (Asher)
Students concluded that they will be looking for examples of connections from ancient civilizations to modern society.