Peoples and Stories of Canada to 1867: First Peoples
Origins of First Peoples of North America:
- Read and discuss First Peoples’ stories of their origins, as well as the theories about their migration to the North American
- Describe and discuss the ice age
- Learn about the value of oral traditions, beliefs and the connection the First People had with the land
- Study maps of Canada (physical regions, vegetation zones, bodies of water)
- Research the cultures of First People in different regions in Canada and compare their daily life styles (Coastal, Plains, and Arctic, etc.)
- Compare the First Peoples different types of government (hereditary right, matriarchy, democracy)
Early European Colonization:
(1600 to 1763)
- Renaissance era, a time of exploration, new ideas and new inventions
- Read and discuss Explorers and traders in their search for new lands or the Northwest Passage
- Research an explorer, using various resources, to determine dates and purpose of their voyages, as well the hardships they encountered
- Development of New France and the British Colony
- Government of New France-Sovereign Council-Governor, Intendant, and Bishop
- Learn about the interactions between First Peoples and European explorers, colonists, and missionaries
Life During the Fur Trade:
- Daily life of various groups during the fur trade
- Read stories of people and events during the fur trade
- The development of fur trading companies, Hudson Bay Company and Northwest Company
- Origin and events related to the rise of the Metis Nation
- Interactions, conflicts, and demands the fur trade on the agricultural settlements
From British Colony to Confederation:
- War of 1812
- 1837 to 1838 Rebellions
- Confederation in 1867.
Students will be learning the following:
– Division: 1- and 2-digit divisors and up to 4-digit dividends
– Fractions: equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, – Decimals (tenths, hundredths, thousandths); They will describe the value of each digit in a decimal, write a decimal into a fraction form as well as a fraction into a decimal. They will compare and order decimals. -Pattern: determine and create a pattern as well give the pattern rule
-Multiplication: we will continue to review this material
The Grade 5 students have been studying these math concepts: September
- a) Number Sense:
– whole numbers to 1 000 000.
– Write a numeral using proper spacing without commas (e.g., 934 567 and not 934,567).
– Describe the meaning of each digit in a number.
– Write a number in expanded form eg., 35 121 = [3 × 10 000] + [5 × 1000] +[1 × 100] + [2 × 10] + [1 × 1] or (30 000 + 5000 + 100 + 20 + 1).
- b) Multiplication:
Student will recall the multiplication facts (0-9). They will learn various mental mathematic strategies such as skip counting, counting down, doubling, and patterning when multiplying by 9. They will determine the product when one factor is a multiple of 10, 100, or 1 000 by adding zeros. Our goal ….is students will be able to give answers with an immediate response.
Ways to assist student are:
6, 12, 18 (add 6 each time)
Example: 4×8 is the same as (2×8) +(2×8)= 16+16= 32
Students can practice multiplication facts on the internet- aaamath
The Grade 5 students have been studying these math concepts:
Design Project Assignment: Due Date February 19, 1016
Students are to design a compound machine using 2 or more types of machines. The base must fit on their desk ( 70 cm by 45 cm ); the project can be a replica of an invented compound machine or create a new invention to make work easier. They are to use recycled material such as plastic containers, boxes, cardboard tubes, scrap wood etc. Students are to test their design and make necessary changes if needed. They are encouraged to complete assignment independently with adult assistance when safety is a concern. Looking forward to the creations! Have fun.
Grade 5 Forces and Simple Machines-
Students will study simple machines through investigations. They will determine how simple machines are used in daily life. Students will become familiar with related vocabulary such as fulcrum, load, and friction. The types of simple machines they will investigate are levers (first-class, second-class, and third-class levers), wheels and axles, pulley, gear, inclined plane, screw, and wedge. As a final project, to be presented at Student-Led-Conferences in November, students will use the design process to construct a prototype containing a system of two or more different simple machines that move in a controlled way to perform a specific function.
Sites to investigate:
Grade 5 Science Topic: Properties of and Changes in Substances
Students will read about the properties of matter as well as the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas). They will learn that changes of state are reversible through the addition or removal of heat (melting, freezing, condensation and evaporation). They will discuss and identify physical change and chemical changes of matter.
The English Language Arts Program includes six categories: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representation.
ELA activities include:
– reading short stories as well as answering comprehension questions.
– silent and oral reading
– readers’ theatre
– listening to a Teacher read stories
– cursive writing (Handwriting without Tears)
– writer’s workshop
– word ladder and phonics
– novel study
Grade 5 Health- Skeletal System (January)
Students will learn to identify the different bones of the skeleton. They will learn the purpose of the skeleton, which is to help us move, protect the body organs and support us. We will compare the human skeleton to different animal skeletons.
Grade 5 Health- Maintaining a Healthy Body
In this unit, Students will learn the importance of a balanced between nutrients and physical activity. They will become more familiar with Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Students will learn how their lifestyle choices can affect their health. They will be introduced to the following vocabulary words: nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals; students will learn about the function of these nutrients. Students will interpret food labels- the nutritional information and ingredient proportions as well as identify potential allergens.