5th Grade

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By 5th Grade, children are focused on developing social connections that reinforce academic curiosity. Encouraging positive, structured interactions along the way, we explore historical narratives with Common Core Language Arts while applying guided research skills and history-social science analysis to chemistry, astronomy, and ecology.

  • 9 separate units (Common Core integrated through science & history-social science)
  • Covers 36 weeks of curriculum
  • Psychologically based social skills
  • Guided Reading and Writing
  • Multiple read alouds matched to content in each unit: poetry, nonfiction, and fiction
  • Common Core Standards (Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature, Reading: Foundational, Language, Speaking/Listening)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (experiments, engineering, and design)
  • History-Social Science Standards
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) connections
  • Next Generation Science


    Students investigate the world around them by looking at elements. Common Core Language Arts skills such as homographs (e.g. solid, matter) are applied directly to Next Generation Science content.

    Lesson Topics
    • Matter & state changes
    • Physical & chemical properties
    • Academic language
    • Conservation
  • Next Generation Science


    Students tour more than seven global ecosystems. With weekly hands-on experiments, students apply and acquire academic vocabulary while building key concepts.

    Lesson Topics
    • Ecosystem survival
    • Producers & consumers
    • Greek & Latin classification
    • Protecting Earth’s environments
  • Next Generation Science

    Observable Patterns

    Students connect observable phenomena from Earth’s surface to motion. Students create models to replicate the effect of a tilted axis for seasons, daylight hours, and viewing different constellations.

    Lesson Topics
    • Orbital rotations
    • Gravitational force
    • Compromise
    • Light pollution impacts
  • History-Social Science

    Native Americans in the U.S.

    Students learn about the indigenous people of various regions in North America. We compare the diverse cultures, languages, religious traditions, and political structures of the Sioux, Hopi, Apalachee, Kiowa, Iroquois, Chinook, and Choctaw.

    Lesson Topics
    • Legends, myths, & folktales
    • Environment & cultural narratives
    • Language development
    • Maximizing local resources
  • History-Social Science

    Explorers: Interactions with Native Americans

    Students trace trade routes of early explorers and travelers. As students map routes, they chart land claims and learn about sponsor countries’ encounters with indigenous nations.

    Lesson Topics
    • Trade & exploration
    • Identifying biased language
    • Empathy
    • Conflict resolution
  • History-Social Science


    Students research the many nations that competed for control of North America. They evaluate how the colonial period promoted the development of political self-government and a free-market economy.

    Lesson Topics
    • Colonial settlement
    • Governmental evolution
    • Economic development
    • Domain-specific language
  • History-Social Science

    American Revolution

    Students examine events that influenced resistance and independence in the Colonies. They compare British actions with colonial reactions as increasing imperial control led to rebellion.

    Lesson Topics
    • Rebellion & perspective
    • Foundational ideologies
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Advocacy
  • History-Social Science

    The Constitution

    The historical context of the United States Constitution comes to life. Students analyze the influence of the Great Compromise of 1787 on the development of its articles.

    Lesson Topics
    • Articles of Confederation
    • Bill of Rights
    • Consensus & compromise
    • Developing government texts
  • History-Social Science

    Immigration & Migration

    Students grow their knowledge of the country's expansion. By studying geography and land routes, students explain added territories and states.

    Lesson Topics
    • Geographical perspectives
    • Migration & immigration patterns
    • Clarity through contextual clues
    • Documenting history

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