Grade 5 Long Term Plan

  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

– Students explore the meaning of citizenship (incl. rights/ responsibilities) of citizenship; Structure and functions of governments; The Electoral Process (with provincial election as a case study)

 

Government

• summarize the structures, functions, and interactions ofCanada’s federal,

provincial/territorial, and municipal governments, and identify and describe significant

Canadian symbols, ceremonies, buildings, and political figures;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather and analyse information about government

processes, the rights of groups and individuals, and the responsibilities of citizenship in

Canada, including participation in the electoral process.

 

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Early Civilizations: Exploration of the development of various early civilizations around the world & the innovations of early societies and continuing relevance to today’s world. Government continued

• identify concrete examples of how government plays a role in contemporary society and

of how the rights of groups and individuals and the responsibilities of citizenship apply to their own lives.

 

Ancient civilizations

• identify and compare the ways in which people in various early civilizations met their

physical and social needs, including how they interacted with and used the natural

environment;

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate characteristics of a number of early

civilizations, including their significant innovations and technological advances;

• show how innovations made by various early civilizations have influenced the modern world.

 

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

   

• Review / Completing outstanding work

 

 

 

 Language Arts – Reading Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

-Readingand analyzing Short Stories for meaning

– Readingand analyzing Poetry

-Other forms of Literature: novel study; Book Reviews

– Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

• read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational

texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;

 

•  use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic stories

 

Points of View; Compare & Contrast Analyzing texts and forms of writing

 

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

• recognize a variety of  text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;
Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Reading Styles & Perspectives: Storytelling as history • reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

 

 

Language Arts – Writing  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Developing, classifying, organizing ideas; using idea webs; brainstorming; other graphic organizers.

 

Determining style & voice Who is the audience? How do we communicate ideas?

• generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose

and audience;

 

•draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms

and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

 

Forms of Writing & Point of View : How to present differing perspectives on a topic.

 

Research methods: Building arguments using an information tool box.

•  use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language

conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;

 

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Forms of Essay Writing : Persuasive writing (ie. Opinion writing); Research essays and presentations.

 

reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

 

 

 Language Arts – Media Literacy Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Publications: Study the various forms of media publications – strengths & weaknesses

 

Other forms of Media: Online, Television, Movies, Commercial – purpose and scope.

• demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;

 

• identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated

with them are used to create meaning;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Evaluating coverage and Media biases. – What messages are we receiving; How to analyse the message.

 

Understanding Media Perspectives: Controllers of media

• create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate

forms, conventions, and techniques;

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Producing Media Texts & Multimedia: Producing a Radio Broadcast with commercials, opinions, news and commentary.

 

 

• reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for

improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating

media texts.

 

 Visual Arts Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Artist Profile Emily Carr & Trees – using various techniques to capture movement, line, depth, colour of trees in natural environments.

 

 

 

Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process  to produce a variety of two- and

three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate

feelings, ideas, and understandings;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Ancient Art Styles: Art in AncientEgypt; AncientChina

 

Textured Art: Knitting & fabric-based art

 

 

 

Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their sociocultural and historical contexts.
Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Art Gallery : Creating, discovering art from around the world. Students curate their own art exhibits. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process  to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences;

 

 

Islamic Studies  Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Tawheed (The Faith of the Prophets)

-integrated with Language

 

Prophets & Messengers: Traits & Commonalities

 

Messages & Miracles

 

• Tawheed

– Define various related terms

– Meaning of Surat-ul-Ikhlas

-Describe the various names of Allah & their description

– Related Ahadeeth & Ayah (memorization and understanding)

 

• Many Prophets

– Main messages of Prophets

– Profile of a Prophet

– Miracles

-Compare / contrast prophets in Qur’an and the Bible

-Learn names of 25 prophets and messengers

-Difference between prophets and messengers

-Special focus on Prophets Nuh, Hud & Saleh

 

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Muslims under siege: Historical battles & lessons; Key personalities

 

Worship with the Heart: Inner dimensions of prayer; voluntary prayers & supplications

 

• Salman Al-Farisi

 – Concepts of Racism

 – Al-Khandaq

 – Betrayal

 – Surat Al Mursalat – meaning & circumstances

 

• Al-Khushoo; the Heart of Worship

– the Voluntary Prayers

– Sujood ush-Shukr

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Islamic Character; Everday expectations • Forgiveness

– Respect

– Surat Al-Insan

– Muslim fashion

– Muslims online

 

 

 Language Arts- Oral Comm. Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September

October

November

Poetry as Spoken Word: Studying the cadence, movement of words, how we listen and appreciate sound.

Debates & Discussions : Methods of sharing in groups; ways to reach successful decision-making with groups of people, or in pairs.

 

• listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for

a variety of purposes;

Term 2

December

January

February

First Half of March

 

Speeches; Political slogans; Advertising – how to aim a message and what/how to say it.

 

• use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences

for a variety of purposes;

Term 3

Second Half of March

April

May

June

Mock United Nations – How do we communicate? How successful are we at coming to resolutions on important matters? • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,

and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

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