Category Archives: Term 3 Unit Plans Grade Five

Grade 5: Term 3 Curriculum Expecations

The following is a general outline of our curriculum goals for the final term, insha’Allah.

School Year: 2011/2012

Term 3 – Curriculum Outline

 Subject: Social Studies     Teacher: Amira

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

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.

Subject: Language Arts: Oral Communication

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Speeches; Political slogans; Advertising – how to aim a message and what/how to say it. • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

Subject: Language Arts: Reading

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic storiesPoints 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;• reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies

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

 

 Subject: Language Arts: Writing

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Forms of Writing & Point of View : How to present differing perspectives on a topic.Research methods: Building arguments using an information tool box. reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategiesthey found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

• 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.

Subject: Language Arts: Media Literacy

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Evaluating coverage and Media biases.– What messages are we receiving; How to analyse the message.Understanding Media Perspectives: Controllers of media • reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas forimprovement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Subject: Visual Arts

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Ancient Art Styles:Art in Ancient Egypt; Ancient ChinaTextured 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;• 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;

Subject: Islamic Studies

Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 3February

March

April

May

June

Prophets & Messengers: Traits & Commonalities 

Messages & Miracles

-Special focus on Prophets Hud & Saleh• 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

• Forgiveness

– Respect

– Surat Al-Insan

– Muslim fashion

– Muslims online