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Students will understand the relationships between science, technology, and society in historical and contemporary contexts. Students will be able to: • use equipment and materials in a safe and proper manner when conducting inquiry or design investigations • recognize the necessity of controlled variables in inquiry and design investigations • recognize that scientists often repeat an experiment many times before accepting a consistent result as true • explain the importance of keeping accurate and detailed records in scientific investigations • recognize the impact of scientific and technological innovations on society and the environment

Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Health Throughout the day, children will have opportunities to dance, design, compose, move, and sing. We believe in educating the whole child and allow plenty of time to nurture creative and artistic skills. Children will be instructed in rhythmic activities and fitness, healthy living, interactive listening and expressive music, and the organizational principles of design, as well as the expressive qualities of the visual arts. Grade Five Fine Arts Learning Standards

In addition to their intrinsic value, the arts contribute to children’s development and enrich the quality of life. The fine arts — dance, drama, music, and visual arts — are fundamental ways of knowing and thinking. The fine arts curriculum addresses the language of the fine arts, sensory elements, organizational principles, expressive qualities, and how the arts are similar, different, or related to one another. Students also learn how to interpret visual images, sounds, movement, and story. The creation and performance of the arts is emphasized along with the role of the arts in civilization. Students will know the language of the arts. Students will be able to: • identify and describe a variety of sensory elements, organizational principles, and expressive qualities • distinguish between figure and ground in a still-life composition and positive and negative spaces in a sculpture • demonstrate knowledge and skill of primary, secondary, and intermediate colors • identify and compare universal symbols from everyday life Students will understand how works of art are produced through creating and performing. Students will be able to: • describe and practice processes used to create visual art forms or to perform a dance, musical composition, or drama • classify instruments according to their orchestral families • use a variety of materials and tools to create an original artwork

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Profile for Chicago Jewish Day School

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...