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Going for Gold ~ Unit Three
Teacher Guide


Week A Overview
   Day A1
   Day A2
   Day A3
   Day A4
  Review A- Jeopardy style

Validation of Learning A   KEY

Week B Overview
   Day B1
   Day B2
   Day B3
   Day B4
   Review B  Who Wants to be a Rich Conquistador?

Validation of Learning B   KEY

Week C Overview
Day C1
Day C2
Day C3
Day C4
  Project C
  Review C-Cut & Paste  KEY

Validation of Learning C   KEY

Time:  3 Weeks         Themes:  Motives
  • Character development and motives.
  • Jesus' childhood, youth, baptism, & wilderness temptations.
  • Aztecs; Incas; & Anasazi .
  • Spanish Empire and South America history/culture.
  • South American geography.
  • Adverbs, personal narrative, writing dialogue
  • Color unit (Prepare this unit in booklet form for each student)
  • Students will make a "Baby Book" of Jesus' birth, etc."
  • The Color Unit should be printed and put in booklet form for each student.
  • Extension idea:  A) Have students bring baby pictures.  Try to guess who each one is.  B) Students bring their baby books to share.
  • Project A - Find a new baby in your community to give a baby gift to and/or play Turquoise Tempest!
  • During Weeks B and C, groups will be preparing their Conquering the Americas Reports to be presented at the Fiesta Festival for Project C.
  • Project B - Make Ojo de Dios (God's eyes) from yarn.
  • Day C2 - ( Do not give students advance warning!)   Delay lunch by 40 minutes for students to experience "hunger" (Jesus experienced hunger for 40 days)
  • Project C - Students read their Conquering the Americas Reports to the "king" or "queen." Fiesta with South of the Border cooking is the finale celebration
Bulletin Board Ideas and Proverbs:
  • You may think everything you do is right, but the Lord judges your motives.   Proverbs 16:2
  • Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, and money takes wings.  The only thing that endures is character.
  • The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
  • The Lord sometimes takes us into troubled waters NOT to drown us, but to cleanse us.
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Project A - Uno cards for a "Card War" or give a baby shower for a new baby in the community.
  • Project B - Sticks, yarn, and glue for Ojo de Dios
  • Day C1 - Flashlights for introduction of "Laser War"
  • Project C - Spanish type food for Fiesta