Brockton Public Schools (BPS) (Student)
Unidos na Ciência (United in Science) - Grades K-3
- July 8, 2019 – August 30, 2019
- TBD - Manthala George Elementary School, Brockton, MA
The Brockton Public Schools Startalk Unidos na Ciências program will provide engaging and rigorous STEM language learning in Portuguese full-immersion setting for students entering kindergarten through grade three. This is a bifurcated program, with elementary students in grades one through engaging in a two-week science exploration camp in July, and entering kindergartens participating in a two-week program in August. All students in this program participate in the Unidos Portuguese Dual Language Immersion program during the school year, with entering kindergartners being exposed to organized Portuguese language instruction for the first time. Students in the Unidos program in grade kindergarten through grade three have a novice Portuguese proficiency ranging from Novice-Low to Novice-High. In Unidos em Ciências, students will engage in grade level science standards, contextualized within the Lusophone world. Unidos em Ciências unifying theme is “Where in the Portuguese Speaking World”, with each grade contextualizing it for their curriculum standards. Kindergarten will focus on living things, basic needs, and the environment. Grade one will focus on space and motion. Grade two will focus on plants and animal characteristics. Grade three will focus on matter, land forms, and maps. Program goals will include interpretive communication, interpersonal communication, and presentational communication, with targeted outcomes for each grade. The program in July for first through third graders will run for ten days for five hours each day for a total of 50 instructional hours. The program for incoming kindergartners in August will run for three hours per day for two weeks for a total of 30 instructional hours.