Baltimore International Academy
EDUCATIONAL TARGET SHEET
These are the lines of inquiry, content standards and skills we will focus on for the month of January
2012. Please work with your child, review his/her homework and class work. Your supervision is an
important part in his/her success.
IB : We will finalize the Transdisciplinary Theme: WHO WE ARE:
An inquiry into human relationships including families and friends, communities, culture, rights &
Central Idea: Governments evolve to meet the needs of the people
Subject focus : social study: Why did the “founding fathers” of our nation believe that people needed a
Subject strand1 Examine the early foundations, functions, and purposes of government
Lines of Inquiry:
Functions and foundations of government.
Conflict between ideas and institutions
Systems that protect citizen rights and maintain order.
PYP Concepts: form, function, causation, change, connection, perspective, responsibility,
IB Learner Profile(s): Inquirers, Communicators, Risk – takers, Reflective.
PYP Attitudes: Cooperation
Transdisciplinary Skills: Thinking Skill, Social Skill and Research Skill.
These core skills will be incorporated in the IB unit.
French language arts:
Word Analysis/Word Study
Multiple Meaning Word
Structural Features of Poetry
Structural Features of Drama
Explain how someone might use the text
Unit 9: Statistics 2 & Probability
Tree Diagrams and Organized Lists
Unit 10: Geometry 1
Compare and Classify Quadrilaterals
Unit 11: Measurement 1
Draw and Measure Angles
Unit 12: Decimals 2
Decimal Function Tables
Decimal Number Lines
Estimate Decimal Products
Converting Decimals, Fractions, and Percents
Unit 4: Conservation of Matter
“No matter how many parts of an object are assembled, the mass of the whole
object made is always the same as the sum of the parts
Unit 6 - Chemistry: Physical and Chemical Changes
Provide evidence to illustrate that when a new material is made by combining two or more materials, its
properties are different from the original materials.
Unit 7. Wave Interaction
Provide evidence to show that light travels in a straight line until it is reflected or refracted.
Unit 8. Mechanics
Students are able to: Cite evidence from observations to describe the motion of an object using position
Quarter 3 unit: law and order: political systems in the united states
Foundations and Functions of Early Government
Conflict Between Ideas and Institutions
Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order
Health Education/Food and Health/Body Image
Examine the relationship among food intake, physical activity, and weight management
Grade/Immersion: 5th Grade French
Teachers: Mr. Mbami/Ms Yang