Core Knowledge is a clear and sequential body of knowledge that builds each year beginning with What your Fifth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. Because we are a public school in Colorado, we have aligned CK with Colorado Academic Standards. The body of knowledge can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence and the text Core Virtues by Mary Beth Klee.
Fifth grade learning is fun with atoms; The Renaissance; periodic table; plants; Civil War; the US capitals and states; Maya, Inca, and Aztecs; The Reformation.
Some of the Core Knowledge Sayings and Phrases students learn in fifth grade are A penny saved is a penny earned; What will be, will be; A watched pot never boils; Vice versa; Read between the lines; Eureka!