Grade: 5th

01 Mar 2021

Self Expression

August-June

Everyone can be an artist! Let’s uncover your personal expression style.

Standards:

  • VA.5PE Focus attention on selected artworks to identify and pose questions about aesthetic qualities (e.g., sensory, organizational, emotional) in the works.
  • VA.1RE Justify personal preferences for certain musical pieces, performances, composers and musical genres both orally and in writing.
  • 5.Geography.10 The Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse (e.g., language, food, religion, art, music) due to the influences and interactions of a variety of world cultures.
  • SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

Vocabulary:

Self-expression, portraiture, opera, culture, performance, aesthetic

01 Mar 2021

Patterns and Energy

August-June

Come explore artforms created through different patterns and discover what role energy plays in the process.

Standards:

  • 5.MU 3RE Describe how the process of learning in music connects to learning in other arts and other subject areas.
  • 5.VA.1PR Integrate observational and technical skills to strengthen artmaking.
  • 5.VA.4PR Select and use the elements and principles of art and design to communicate understanding of an interdisciplinary concept.
  • 1.PS.2 Light and sound are forms of energy that behave in predictable ways.
  • 5.LS.2 All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.
  • Mathematical Practice 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Mathematical Practice 7. Look for and make use of structure.

Vocabulary:

Pattern, energy, interdisciplinary, observation

01 Mar 2021

Collaborative Storytelling

August-June

Work together to share stories through art and music.

Standards:

  • VA.5PR During collaborative artmaking experiences, demonstrate respect and support for peer ideas and creativity.
  • VA.6RE Use criteria to assess works of art individually and collaboratively.
  • SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. 
  • SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors, similes, and idioms.
  • RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, mood, or appeal of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Vocabulary:

Collaborative, multimedia, binding, bone folder, awl

28 Feb 2021

Maps and Topography

August-June

Maps come in all shapes and sizes and they are useful in many different ways. Students will explore how land surfaces are represented on different styles of flat and topographic maps as well as how different maps are used.

Standards:

  • SS Grade 5: Geography – Globes and other geographic tools can be used to gather, process and report information about people, places and environments. Cartographers decide which information to include in maps.

Vocabulary:

topography, contours, scale, legend, symbol, degrees, orientation