Getting Started
Farm and Forest FUN
Watershed Habitats
Sustainable Living


Students are so excited about Hidden Villa, as a teacher it seems natural to harness that excitement by designing projects that integrate their Hidden Villa experiences with the standards they are required to learn.

This unit focuses on introducing the reading comprehension standards for non-fiction; reviewing and previewing key math concepts in data and statistics; developing oral presentation techniques; and beginning to analyze media messages.

Health Framework Standards

Health Framework Expectation 1:Making healthy food choices-

  1. Basing decisions upon nutrient content
  2. Establishing and maintaining healthy eating practices   
  3. Preparing a variety of healthy foods, using safe and sanitary food preparation with an emphasis on how food-handling and preparation practices affect the safety and nutrient quality of foods   
  4. Analyzing how food choices are influenced
4th Grade Standards

1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies- Analysis and Evaluation of Oral Media Communication

1.10Evaluate the role of the media in focusing attention on events and in forming opinions on issues.

1.0 Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability - 1.0 Students organize, represent, and interpret numerical and categorical data and clearly communicate their findings:

1.1 Formulate survey questions; systematically collect and represent data on a number line; and coordinate graphs, tables, and charts.

1.2 Identify the mode(s) for sets of categorical data and the mode(s), median, and any apparent outliers for numerical data sets.

5th Grade Standards

1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies - Analysis and Evaluation of Oral and Media Communications

1.7 Identify, analyze, and critique persuasive techniques (e.g., promises, dares, flattery, glittering generalities); identify logical fallacies used in oral presentations and media messages.

1.8 Analyze media as sources for information, entertainment, persuasion, interpretation of events, and transmission of culture.

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability - 1.0 Students display, analyze, compare, and interpret different data sets, including data sets of different sizes:

1.1 Know the concepts of mean, median, and mode; compute and compare simple examples to show that they may differ.

1.2 Organize and display single-variable data in appropriate graphs and representations (e.g., histogram, circle graphs) and explain which types of graphs are appropriate for various data sets.