Destination Collaboration 1: A Complete Research Focused Curriculum Guidebook to Educate 21st Century Learners in Grades 3–5 is a research-focused book containing four chapters: Note Taking, Public Access Catalog, Informational Text, and Online Resources. Each includes two or three lesson plans for each grade level (3rd, 4th, and 5th). Content-focused, learner-driven, and based on national content curriculum standards as well as media and technology standards, this complete curriculum guide provides unit plans as well as interactive electronic activities, manipulatives, worksheets, and presentations.
Each chapter begins with information regarding the use of the lessons in isolation. Coordination and cooperation tips are provided at the beginning of each lesson, and ideas for collaborative, inquiry-based projects are included at the end of each grade-level unit. Each lesson plan is written in a comprehensive manner and includes suggestions for technology integration and modification of the lessons to meet the needs of all learners.
- Provides over 80 individualized, student-approved print activities and documents, such as "Green Agenda" and "Archiving Benjamin Franklin"
- Incorporates project-based learning into each lesson unit and offers suggestions for integrating technology, modifications for above or below grade level students, and recommendations for read-alouds and extension options
- Contains sidebars with discussion opportunities as well as classroom connections to each unit of instruction
- Includes bibliographies in resource lists as well as at the end of each chapter