Our 21st Century Skill for 5th grade that we will mainly focus on is Systems Thinking. As a class we looked at the definition and expectations and annotated them as to make better sense of them.
We will look a Systems Thinking through every thing we do. Currently our focus is on Human Body Systems. We are looking at each system, analyzing the parts and functions, and discussing what parts are necessary for the system to function. We have discussed a lot of Cause and Effect relationships as well as the difference between the terms dependent, independent, and interdependent.
This concept of how systems work and how things can function, adapt, or fall apart will also be looked at through Social Studies after winter break, especially when we look at colonization.