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5th Grade Essential Learning Objectives

English Language Arts

Students will...

1.  Learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.  
2.  Learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.  
3.  Learn and apply speaking and listening skills to communicate.  
4.    Apply information fluency and practice digital citizenship.  

Math 

Students will...

1.  Communicate number sense concepts using multiple representations.
2.  Communicate geometric and measurement concepts using multiple representations.
3.  Communicate algebraic concepts using multiple representations.
4.  Communicate data analysis and probability concepts using multiple representations.

Science 

Students will...

1. Combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
2.  Integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
3.  Integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
4.  Integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

Social Studies

Students will...

1.  Identifiy why early settlers came to North America.
2.  Compare New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southern Colonies.
3.  Identify a variety of geographical features of North America.
4.  Relate the causes and effects of the American Revolution.
5.  Identify the three branches of our national government and explains the function of each.
6.  Explain the rights and responsibilities of a citizen as outlined in the Constitution.
7.  Explain the differences between the North and South that led to the Civil War and the resulting consequences. 

Health

Students will...

1.  Understand how personal, community, and global choices impact lifelong health and wellness. 

General Music 

Students will...

1.  Sing.
2.  Play instruments.

3.  Describe music. 

Physical Education

Students will...

1.  Understand and actively perform the concepts and principles of a healthy lifestyle through curriculum-based activities.
2.  Understand and actively perform the concepts and principles of a healthy lifestyle through curriculum-based activities.

3.  Understand and actively perform the concepts and principles of a healthy lifestyle through curriculum-based activities.

Media

Students will...

1. Use information skills, resources, and technology to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.  
2. Use information skills, resources, and technology to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. Use information skills, resources, and technology to share their knowledge and participate as responsible members of a democratic society.

Art 

Students will...

1. Understand and apply techniques, media and processes to create art.    
2. Understand the relationship between art and cultures throughout history.
3. Understand and apply components of art criticism to their own work and the work of others.  

Keyboarding 

Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be taught basic keyboarding skills through an engaging, comprehensive, and aligned curriculum known as the Writer Learning Lab.  As keyboarding skills are developed, effective writing skills are also reinforced.

 

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