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Relevant KY Core Standards: 4th & 5th Grades

A McDowell House Museum school tour should help you meet the following Kentucky core standard requirements for 4th and 5th grade. 

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Big Idea: Humanity in the Arts

Academic Expectations
2.6 Through the arts and humanities, students recognize that although people are different, they share some common experiences and attitudes.

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• the arts are powerful tools for understanding human experience both past and present.
• the arts help us understand others’ (often very different) ways of thinking, working, and expressing ourselves.
• the arts play a major role in the creation and defining of cultures and building civilizations.
Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• the arts are powerful tools for understanding human experience both past and present.
• the arts help us understand others’ (often very different) ways of thinking, working, and expressing ourselves.
• the arts play a major role in the creation and defining of cultures and building civilizations.

Big Idea: Purposes for Creating the Arts

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in society (e.g., to present issues and ideas, to entertain, to teach or persuade, to design, plan and beautify).
• the arts have value and significance for daily life. They provide personal fulfillment, whether in career settings, avocational pursuits, or leisure.
Grade 4 Skills and Concepts – Visual Arts
Students will
• experience artworks designed to fulfill a variety of specific purposes.
Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in society (e.g., to present issues and ideas, to entertain, to teach or persuade, to design, plan and beautify).
• the arts have value and significance for daily life. They provide personal fulfillment, whether in career settings, avocational pursuits, or leisure.
Grade 5 Skills and Concepts – Visual Arts
Students will
• experience artworks designed to fulfill a variety of specific purposes.

PRACTICAL LIVING

Big Idea: Personal Wellness (Health Education)

Academic Expectations
4.1 Students effectively use interpersonal skills.

Grade 4 Skills and Concepts – Social, Mental, and Emotional Health
Students will
• demonstrate social interaction skills by:
o using etiquette, politeness, sharing, and other social interaction skills.
o using appropriate means to express needs, wants, and feelings.
Grade 5 Skills and Concepts – Social, Mental, and Emotional Health
Students will
• demonstrate social interaction skills by:
o using etiquette, politeness, sharing, and other social interaction skills.
o using appropriate means to express needs, wants, and feelings.

SCIENCE

Big Idea: Interdependence (Unifying Concepts)

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• all living things depend on their environment and other organisms within it for their survival.

Big Idea: Biological Change (Biological Science)

Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge –Understandings
Students will understand that
• successful organisms must be able to maintain the basic functions of life in response to normal environmental fluctuations

SOCIAL STUDIES

Big Idea: Government and Civics
Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge -Understandings
Students will understand that
• the government of Kentucky was formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.

Big Idea: Economics
Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• production and distribution of goods and services have changed over time in Kentucky.
Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• production and distribution of goods and services have changed over time in the United States.

Big Idea: Geography
Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• people depend on, adapt to, or modify the environment to meet basic needs. Human actions modified the physical environment and in turn, the physical environment limited and/or promoted human activities in the settlement of Kentucky.
Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• people depend on, adapt to, or modify the environment to meet basic needs. Human actions modified the physical environment and in turn, the physical environment limited and/or promoted human activities in the settlement of the United States.

Big Idea: Historical Perspective
Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
Students will understand that
• the history of Kentucky has been impacted by significant individuals, groups, and advances in technology

 

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McDowell House Museum
125 South Second Street
Danville, KY 40422
 859-236-2804
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