Countries of the World

The world is home to billions of people, thousands of cultures, and hundreds of countries. Yet, with technological advances, every day the world is becoming smaller. Learning about the world not only teaches students about our differences, it highlights the similarities of the human experience. Through the study of Countries of the World, students will begin to see themselves as global citizens as they develop a fascination, admiration, and compassion for people around the world and close to home.

RESEARCH LABS®

RESEARCH LABS® is a backwards design model that allows teachers to differentiate instruction while teaching grade level content standards to all students. Starting with big ideas/concepts students need to grasp in order to master state standards, we backmap to create a project-based learning framework through which students read, write, engage in accountable talk, and produce their own books on independent research topics.

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  • Backwards Design
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Standards-Based Inquiry
  • Grade Level Content Standards

See our collection of books authored and illustrated by students.

RESEARCH LABS®

RESEARCH LABS® is a backwards design model that allows teachers to differentiate instruction while teaching grade level content standards to all students.

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Common Core Formative Assessment

Two Languages, One System. ARC’s State-of-the-Art Formative Assessment Framework built on the CCSS.

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Theme RL Grade Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11-12 50 title eLibrary
1–3Y 1G 2G 1B 2B 1R 2R Wt Bk Or Pu 1Br 2Br Si Gl 1 2-3 4-5 6-8 HS
World Geography & Cultures
Countries of the World 4-5 1R-2R Wt Bk Or Pu

Teach Research and One Common Core Writing Genre

Each student engages in a carefully scaffolded, extended research project, taking a final written product in the selected genre through the entire writing process from note-making to publication.

Unit of Study

A carefully defined research focus and a set of Research Questions scaffold student research while providing the content architecture for the Unit. These questions align with key concepts in the content of the Unit, ensuring all students learn the grade-level content required of state standards and/or the NGSS.

Grade Level Complex Text

The teacher uses a class set of a Core Text (a Core Text [book] or Exemplar Pack of short texts) and 5 Read Aloud Anchor titles to teach key concepts at the heart of each Research Question.

Leveled Texts for Differentiated Instruction

Students use the Thematic Leveled Research Library to research their individual topics using the best informational books drawn from more than 250 publishers.

Leveled Thematic Classroom Library

5 baskets (100 titles)

$1,000.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

Leveled Thematic Text Set

1 basket (20 titles)

$200.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

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