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measure and state the meaning of the symbols they choose. For instance, when figuring out the volume of a rectangular prism they record their answers in cubic units. • Look for mathematical structures such as categories, patterns, and properties. • Use structures to solve problems and answer questions. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Students in Grade Five look closely to discover a pattern or structure. For instance, students use properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, multiply and divide with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. They examine numerical patterns and relate them to a rule or a graphical representation. • Create and justify rules, shortcuts, and generalizations.

Social Sciences The study of the social sciences at Chicago Jewish Day School helps prepare students to become part of society. It allows them to learn about the past to understand the present and future. Our social science program provides students with experiences that help them decide what they would like their role in society to be. It presents opportunities for exploration and focuses on children’s curiosity, creativity, and interests. Grade Five Social Science Learning Standards

The study of social science helps students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good. Students are preparing to become citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. The curriculum integrates the disciplines of social science to promote civic competence. Students will understand political systems, with an emphasis on Illinois and the United States. Students will be able to: • name reasons for forming a government • summarize the main points of selected historical documents • describe the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens • list the functions of the three branches of the state and federal governments • compare the three branches of the United States government • analyze the system of checks and balances and explain the concept of separation of powers • explain the election process and the importance of voting in a democracy • identify the contributions of selected individuals that shaped U.S. public policies • examine how the rights of diverse populations differed in the early years of the new nation • determine and explain the leadership role of the United States in international settings • describe the origins of basic freedoms for the people of the United States

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Grade Five Program of Studies

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CJDS Grade Five Program of Studies  

The theme of Grade Five is Marking Distinction, Havdalah. The Torah teaches that God created the world by making distinctions- first between...

CJDS Grade Five Program of Studies  

The theme of Grade Five is Marking Distinction, Havdalah. The Torah teaches that God created the world by making distinctions- first between...