Fifth Grade

The Fifth Grade curriculum awakens the student’s intellect and introspection through the lives of great people in history.

In English and Social Studies we combine geography, literature, and early American history to create an experience that challenges students to draw parallels across subjects. Studying the biographies of famous Americans prompts students to formulate their own opinions, make inquiries, explore, and experiment. Students write book reports and do research, concentrating on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and the parts of speech.

In Science, students engage in investigations and experiments that cultivate essential scientific skills such as forming a hypothesis, conducting observations, and taking field notes. The lessons emphasize the scientific method, conservation ecology, meteorology, anatomy, and astronomy and lay the groundwork for more extensive scientific studies in the upper grades.

The Math curriculum presents a substantial review of all four basic processes and fraction concepts, with an emphasis on word problems and practical problem solving. Students will strengthen their foundational skills in preparation for moving into more advanced computational skills. Students in the Fifth Grade who have strong mathematical skills and are ready for the next challenge may consider working with the Sixth Grade Math curriculum.

Fifth Grade Overviews

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Memorize a Patrick Henry speech
  • Write a persuasive essay on the American Revolution
  • Write a play about Andrew Jackson
  • Plan a trip across the United States
  • Make a quill pen
  • Make a wetland model
  • Make a simple microscope

Fifth Grade Curriculum Materials 

  • Fifth Grade U.S. History and English
  • Fifth Grade Science
  • Fifth Grade Math
  • Fifth Grade Teacher Manual

  • The Story of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Train
  • Ben and Me
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Sarah Morton’s Day
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
  • Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?
  • Children of the Wild West
  • Fifth Grade Craft Kit