ERIC Number: ED459946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Five Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade Five curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards require students to recognize and respond to different types of literature. Students will understand that a single text may elicit a wide variety of responses. They will interpret figurative language, colorful expressions, and local informal speech. They will learn to adapt language to meet different social and situational needs. Mathematics standards emphasize the use of the base-ten number system to name infinitely large and infinitely small quantities. Students will represent relationships between numbers on a number line including the placement of fractional numbers. Computation strategies include generating multiple solutions for time, money, fractions, and measurement problems. Science skills needed to conduct investigations are reinforced at this level. Students will be introduced to more detailed concepts of sound and light. The cellular makeup of organisms and the distinguishing characteristics of groups of organisms will be emphasized. The social studies standards emphasize the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times until 1877. Students will study important U.S. documents, including treaties, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Civil Rights legislation. The roles of the various branches of government will be defined. Comparisons between the U.S. and host nation countries will provide students with the experience of identifying commonalities and differences among cultures. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Civics, Computation, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Fractions, Government Role, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Mathematics, Parent Materials, Reading, School Activities, Sciences, Social Studies, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.