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.
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.
Students tour more than seven global ecosystems. With weekly hands-on experiments, students apply and acquire academic vocabulary while building key concepts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immigration & Migration
Students grow their knowledge of the country's expansion. By studying geography and land routes, students explain added territories and states.
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