The Christopherus Fifth Grade Curriculum
The curriculum for 5th grade is much broader and far deeper than in past years, reflecting the need for the 11 year old child to be challenged and stretched. Fifth grade marks a transition year between the relatively straightforward grades preceding and the more individualized and complex later grades.
History and science come to the fore now, and the child’s newly emerging powers of logical thought are met with work in geometry. Language arts are more structured and greater consciousness is brought to the process of composition.
A hallmark of Waldorf education is that an artistic approach is taken to every lesson, whether one is observing a plant or learning about Alexander the Great. Additionally, a rich range of lessons in handwork, crafts, modeling, cooking and other lessons supports and strengthens the intellectual work. Continue reading about the Fifth Grade Curriculum
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Botany 2nd EditionRead more
From Nature Stories to Natural ScienceRead more
Living Language – a language arts curriculum – Vol. 1, Grades 1-5Read more
Waldorf Curriculum Overview for HomeschoolersRead more
Daily Rhythms Homeschool PlannerRead more
Fifth Grade AudioRead more
Children and Manners: Coming into the Social RealmRead more
Transitioning to WaldorfRead more