Grade 5 Curriculum Guide

Social Studies

  • Exploration and discovery
  • Establishment of settlements in the New World
  • Colonial life in America
  • Pioneer life in America
  • Revolutionary War in America
  • Westward movement in America
  • Industrial and cultural growth
  • Democracy's principles and documents
  • Life in the U. S. and its possessions
  • Geography of the U. S.
  • Natural resources of the U. S.
  • Canada and Mexico
  • Relationship between the U. S. and Canada
  • Comparative cultures of Canada
  • Countries and cultures of the Western Hemisphere: Central America, West Indies, South America
  • Map and globe skills

Science

  • Biological adaptations
  • Biotic communities
  • Animal and plant classification
  • Fish
  • Reptiles
  • Bacteria
  • Molds
  • Trees
  • Plants and their food
  • Conservation
  • Cells
  • Human body
  • Landforms
  • Properties of air and water
  • Time and seasons
  • Temperature and thermometers
  • Magnetic fields
  • Use and control of electricity
  • Conduction and convection
  • Light and optics
  • Force systems
  • Chemical systems
  • Sun and solar system
  • Space and space exploration
  • Scientific method and scientific inquiry

Language Arts

  • Silent and oral reading
  • Types of literature
  • Presenting original plays
  • Listening skills
  • Dictionary use for word meaning, analysis, spelling
  • Common homonyms
  • Homophones and homographs
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Using a thesaurus
  • Spelling
  • Plurals and possessives
  • Kinds of sentences
  • Parts of sentences
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Outlining
  • Paragraph writing
  • Writing letters, stories, reports, poems, plays
  • Preparing a simple bibliography
  • Proofreading skills
  • Parts of a newspaper
  • Using study materials: keys, tables, graphs, charts, legends, library catalogs, index, table of contents, reference materials, maps

Mathematics

  • Reading and writing numbers to 10 places
  • Mixed numbers
  • Set of integers
  • Numeration systems
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers
  • Fundamental processes: whole numbers and common fractions
  • Common and decimal fractions
  • Decimals to the thousandths
  • Ratio and percent
  • Exponents
  • Customary and metric measurements
  • Extension of geometric concepts
  • Word problems in daily life
  • Charts and graphs: picture, bar, line, and circle graphs
  • Concept of sampling

Health and Safety

  • Dental hygiene
  • Our water supply
  • Sewage disposal
  • Care of the eyes
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Diseases
  • Germ-bearing insects and pests
  • Community health resources
  • Elementary first aid
  • Bicycle and water safety
  • Preparing for puberty
  • Human reproduction
  • Substance abuse

Life Skills/Character Education

  • Responsibility
  • Interpreting and following rules
  • Making choices
  • Natural and logical consequences
  • Building community
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Service learning
  • Respect for other people
  • Teamwork
  • Peer conflict resolution skills
  • Manners and courtesy
  • Respect for materials
  • Respect for the environment
  • Accepting differences
  • Planting and gardening
  • Animal care
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Table manners

Foreign Language — Spanish

  • Pronunciation
  • Basic conversational phrases
  • Spanish sentence structure
  • Reading Spanish prose and poetry
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Verb tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing declarative and interrogative sentences with punctuation
  • Spanish Vocabulary:
    • Greetings
    • Numbers/Counting
    • Colors
    • Shapes
    • Family members
    • Animals
    • Household articles
    • Sports and games
    • Things at school
    • Food
    • Articles of clothing
    • Calendar (Days and Months)
    • Weather
    • Feelings
    • Modes of travel
    • Places