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Cultural Program Goals and Objectives
Grade Level 4

About the Cultural Program
Social Studies and Science are often treated as separate subjects in school, but with our Cultural Program, we'll combine social studies and science. During the habitat classes, students explore the Sound, Salt Marsh, Pond, Beach and Forest, and focus on human interaction with the habitats. We'll explore the three groups of people to inhabit our area (African Americans, Europeans, and Native Americans) and find out how each group experimented with island plants, animals and other materials. Finally, we'll explore how our current culture (that's us!) uses plants, animals and materials native to our island habitat and how we can conserve and protect them. Because of the multi-disciplinary mix of social studies and science, we are offering these classes only to groups of students 6th grade and younger.

Main Curriculum Area: Science
Other Curriculum Area: Health Education

Primary Goals and Objectives:
These objectives will be covered during all Cultural Program classes. Some objectives are more specific to one habitat than another, so if your schedule does not allow you to take all offered classes, or if there are particular objectives that you want to make sure we cover, please let us know what your specific needs are.

Essential Standard 4.L.1

Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.

Clarifying Objectives
4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism's environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.

4.L.1.2 Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment.

4.L.1.3 Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent flooding and erosion).

4.L.1.4 Explain how differences among animals of the same population sometimes give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing in changing habitats.

Essential Standard 4.G.1

Understand how human, environmental and technological factors affect the growth and development of North Carolina.

Clarifying Objectives
4.G.1.1 Explain the impact that human activity has on the availability of natural resources in North Carolina.

4.G.1.2 Explain the impact that human activity has on the availability of natural resources in North Carolina.

Health Education
Essential Standard 4.MEH.1 Apply positive stress management strategies

Clarifying Objectives
Summarize effective coping strategies to manage stress.

4.MEH.1.2 Implement healthy strategies for handling stress, including asking for assistance.

Essential Standard 4.ICR.1

Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.

Clarifying Objectives
Explain the importance of showing respect for self and respect and empathy for others.

4.ICR.1.2 Exemplify empathy toward those affected by disease and disability.

4.ICR.1.3 Interpret facial expressions and posture to emotions and empathy

4.ICR.1.4 Recognize situations that might lead to violence.

Essential Standard 4.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Clarifying Objectives
Execute combinations of more complex locomotor skills and manipulative skills in various physical activity settings.

PE.4.MS.1.2 Create movement skill sequences commonly associated with various sports and activities.

PE.4.MS.1.3 Implement changes in speed during straight, curved, and zigzag pathways to open and close space using locomotor and manipulative skills.

PE.4.MS.1.4 Identify tempo in slow and fast rhythms

Essential Standard 4.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.

Clarifying Objectives
Apply basic concepts of movement to improve individual performance.

PE.4.MC.2.2 Apply elements of form or motor development principles to help others improve their performance.

Essential Standard 4.HF.3 Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Essential Standard 4.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

Clarifying Objectives
Use self-control through structure, expectations, and engagement to demonstrate personal responsibility and respect for self and others.

PE.4.PR.4.2 Use cooperation and communication skills to achieve common goals.

PE.4.PR.4.3 Explain the importance of working productively with others.

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