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Smyth County Enrichment Resource Teachers
2023-2024 Units of Study
Unit 1: Social Studies/History
Anthropologists study human beings and their cultures from prehistoric times to today. Students will explore the field of anthropology by investigating different human communities and comparing their similarities and differences. By doing this, they will increase their knowledge about humanity as a whole, as well as about specific groups of people.
Unit 2: Language Arts
In today’s fast paced technology driven world, teaching children about manners is more crucial than ever. In this unit, we will help our students develop essential social skills and learn key manners. Students will practice conversation skills and interact politely and respectfully with people. Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, family meal, or a simple trip to the store, the way we interact with others makes a huge impact on our lives. Students will be empowered by life etiquette that will contribute to future success!
Unit 3: Math
Geometric Constructions: Kites
Students will use properties and theorems of parallelograms and/or triangles to construct and fly kites. Students will research a variety of kites to determine what would make a successful flight. While people fly kites for different reasons, nothing quite matches the satisfaction of getting a kite of one’s own research and creation airborne.
Unit 4: Science
To understand the human body it is necessary to know the structure of its parts, what they do, and how they work together. Anatomy is the Scientific study of the structure of living things. The study of how the structures function is known as Physiology. Students will investigate some of the major systems including the skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and more to gain a greater understanding of how our bodies work.
2022-2023 Field Experience: Virginia Tech
Students in the Smyth County Enrichment Resource Program visited Virginia Tech to spend some time emerged in the Geosciences department with Dr. Glesener. They also had the opportunity to experience a meal on campus and a short impromptu walk around Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.
2022 - 2023 Field Experience: William King Museum of Arts
Students in the Smyth County Enrichment Resource Program visited the William King Art Museum to participate in the Heritage Express Program. We were fortunate enough to receive a tremendous gift from a partnership between the William King Museum of Arts and the Williams Berry Foundation that paid 100% of the cost of this trip. This was such an incredible opportunity for our students.
2022 Hungry Mother Field Experience
Enrichment Resource Program students participated in a Field Experience where they learned about the ecosystem at Hungry Mother State Park
2021-2022 Unit Project Gallery
The Enrichment Resource Program Appreciates Our Community
Smyth County ERP speaks at the "Speaking for the Gifted Children" Conference in Abingdon, Virginia.
On June 18, 2019, the annual "Speaking for the Gifted" conference was held in Abingdon, VA at the Higher Ed. Center. Smyth County Enrichment Resource teachers spoke with teachers around the region about the Keys to Gifted Children.
Please click on the presentation link "The Keys to Gifted Children," to see what focal points were discussed.