Grade Five

At the same time, it introduces new elements to take full advantage of the rapid learning and greater depth of interest that are the hallmarks of this age.

Language Arts – Study of language and literature continues, with focuses on poetry and humans’ use of symbols including hieroglyphics. Foreign language study continues.

History – This area expands to become a main lesson subject. Learning about ancient history (Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece) helps students to understand the deeds and strivings of mankind and to connect with their own humanity. Studies in American geography begin.

Mathematics – Geometry is introduced, and lessons in fractions and decimals continue.

Art – Regular choral singing continues and students form an orchestra. Woodworking and knitting are emphasized, while painting continues

Science – Study of Earth’s physical features is linked with how human life has been lived in northern regions. Botany becomes a key area of study, too, as students learn about and compare local plants with those in other parts of the world.