Mealtime on a Whaling Ship

Academic Standards

National Standards:

1. Geography Standard 5: Environment and Society

2. Geography Standard 6: The Uses of Geography

3. Language Arts/English Standard 2: Understanding the Human Experience

4. Language Arts/English Standard 9: Multicultural Understanding

5. Mathematics Problem Solving Standard 3: Apply and Adapt a Variety of Appropriate Strategies to Solve Problems

6. Social Studies U.S History Standard K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage

7. Social Studies U.S History Standard 5-12.4: Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

Massachusetts Standards

1. English Language Arts Standard 2: Students will pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and contribute their own information or ideas in group discussions or interviews in order to acquire new knowledge.

2. English Language Arts Standard 4: Students will understand and acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading and writing.

3. English Language Arts Standard 9: Students will deepen their understanding of a literary or non-literary work by relating it to its contemporary context or historical background

4. English Language Arts Standard 13: Students will identify, analyze and apply knowledge of the purposes, structure, and elements of nonfiction or informational materials and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

5. English Language Arts Standard 19: Students will write with a clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail

6. Mathematics Standard 4.D.3: Construct, draw conclusions, and make predictions from various representations of data sets, including tables, bar graphs, pictographs, line graphs, line plots, and tallies.

7. Mathematics Standard 4.M.5: Identify and use appropriate metric and English units and tools to estimate, measure, and solve problems involving length, area, volume, weight, time, angle size and temperature.

8. Mathematics Standard 4.P.5: Solve problems using proportional relationships, including unit pricing and map interpretation.

9. Social Studies Concept and Skill 2.5: Read globes and maps and follow narrative accounts using them.

10. Social Studies Concept and Skill 4.7: Give examples of limited and unlimited resources and explain how scarcity compels people and communities to make choices about goods and services, giving up some things to get other things.