Open Court K-5
UNIT 1
Unit 1.1 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH online movie
Unit 1.2 Toto
Toto quiz
**Unit 1.3** Sarah, Plain and Tall

Unit 1.4 Charlotte's Web
Character Analysis
Unit 1.5 Mae Jemison
14 year old girl builds car

Unit 1.6
Molly's Pilgrim
Molly's Pilgrim: test questions
Molly's Pilgrim discussion questions
Instructions: Clothespin dolls
History Channel - Thanksgiving videos
UNIT 2
Kids business market
Stock Market explanation
Unit 2.1 Starting a business: Economic lessons
Cool Math Lemonaide Stand
Unit 2.3 Food from the Hood
Oprah-Ten Years Later report on Food from the Hood
Blog on the 'Hood
LATimes article on Food from the Hood, the rest of the story
Unit 3
Unit 3.1 Medicine Past and Present
Unit 3.1: Bubonic Plague History
Unit 3.1: Smallpox-Edward Jenner
Unit 3.1: Father of Microscope: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Unit 3.1: Anthrax
Unit 3.2 Sewed Up His Heart
video: beating heart
video: heart anatomy
Unit 3.6 Shadow of a Bull
Bull Fight
Hyperbole
UNIT 4
Unit 4.1 Island of the Blue Dolphins
Study Guide Island of the Blue Dolphins
Unit 4.2 Matt Henson
Develop background knowledge: Greenland's icecap, glaciers, icebergs, walruses, midnight sun
Auk video-watch 1 minute for background
How to build a snow igloo
Matt's Journey-PhotoAlbum
Unit 4.2 Pictures of Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson Study Guide
Biography of Matthew Henson
lit unit on Matthew
lit unit on Matthew
Unit 4.3 The Big Wave
PDF of part of the book
Haiku poetry
essay questions
discussion questions
Discovery: What is a tsunami?
Unit 4.4 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Read/Write/Think Resources
Holocaust Resources
iwitness - survivor testimonies
Anne Frank.org
shmoop-summary
Anne Frank - Scholastic
Edsitement-Anne Frank and her writing
Resistance Movement
Teacher Background Knowledge
NPR-Violins from the Holocaust
UNIT 5
Unit 5.1 Messages by the Mile
Nat'l Geographic-Whale Unit
Unit 5.1 Whalesongs
Fin Whale call
Elephant research
Unit 5.1 elephantvoices
Unit 5.1 elephantvoicesvideo
Unit 5.1 different elephant voices
elephant intelligence
elephant leadership
UNIT 5.2 We'll Be Right Back After These Messages
You Gotta Have a Gimmick-Lesson Plan
EHow-Create an Advertisement
You Gotta Have a Gimmick-Website
Handout-media awareness
Handout-Food Advertising Strategies
pbskids-advertisement
advertisement appeals
Writing Food Reviews
youtube: TV ads directed at kids
youtube: Buy Me That-Part 1 Food Commercials
youtube: Buy Me That-Part 2
youtube: Buy Me That-Part 3
youtube: Buy Me That- Part 2 Fruit Juice Commercials
youtube: Buy Me That-Burger Commercials
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Intro to Advertising

Commercials to Use for Analyzing Techniques
Tide
Bold Detergent
Sun Jet Airlines
Crest Toothpaste
Crest Toothpaste-You Can Say Anything With a Smile
Little Tike Tots
Unit 5.3 Breaking into Print
Gutenberg Bible
Unit 5.4 Koko's Kitten
Koko Foundation
youtube-Koko learning sign language
Koko's blow test
Koko chooses and play with a kitten
Koko and the death of AllBall
Koko Meets Betty White
Koko shows emotion
teacher resources
solarnativator
Unit 5.5
PDF: Braille alphabet
Louis Braille biography: Fill in words for braille
Braille Bug
UNIT 6
Unit 5.4
Scholastic Dear America
Unit 6.6
Gold Rush - PBS
Gold Rush
California Gold Rush 1849
California Gold Rush
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