5th Grade Lesson Plans

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Rap the Bill of Rights Social Studies/Dance A 45-minute lesson where students will focus on the Bill of Rights as they create a Rap Dance.
Living Circuit Science/Dance A simulation of how electrons move through a circuit.
Math Lesson Plan Math/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will practice quick decision making, working together and interacting with each other while practicing math and dancing together.
Weathering 2 Science/Dance In a 60-minute class 4th or 5th grade students will explore weathering by creating movement sequences exploring locomotor steps and shapes.
Moon Lesson Plan Science/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will explore the phases of the moon and the properties of the moon while exploring locomotor steps.
Dancing Circuits Science/Dance Students will explore electricity by building a dancing circuit exploring axial and locomotor steps.
Simulating Matter Science/Dance A simulation for how the particles act in a solid, liquid, or gas.
Bromothymol Blue & Dry Ice Science/Dance Students will recognize a chemical change and use movement to symbolize that change.
Vinegar and Baking Soda Science/Dance Students will recognize a chemical change and use movement to symbolize that change.

MUSIC

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Musical Fractions Math/Music Analyzing music for fractional parts
in phrases and creating new rhythmic
compositions.
What Do You Do With the Remainder Math/Music Learning different ways to treat the remainder of a division problem, by putting different ways into a song to memorize them. Sometimes the URL on the document comes up as an error. Try this URL, and go down half-way on the page to find the music.
http://www.successfulsinging.com/?s=What+do+we+do+with+a+Drunken+sailor
Industrial REvolution A-Ric-a-Bamboo Style Social Studies/Music Students create hand movements for song lyrics to perform for classmates.

DRAMA

Title of Lesson Core Subject Integration Comments
Showdown at Appalachian Farms Science/Drama Students will demonstrate their understanding of erosion, and what can be done to slow it down by writing and performing the ending to a play.
The Great Depression Social Studies/Drama Students will participate in a two part 45-minute lesson and study the great depression.

VISUAL ARTS

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Cooking with Fractions Math/Science/Visual Art Multiplying and dividing with fractions.
Discussion of physical/chemical reactions.
Creating organic/geometric shapes.
The Great Maze Magnet Race Science/VisualArt Students create and name their own race-course where they pull a paperclip or push a doughnut magnet. in competition with others. [Art standard 2 Objective 2]
Colonial Craftsman Sign Making Social Studies/Visual Art Students create a complementary color schemed sign
Mingling w-Monet-Old North Bridge Social Studies/Visual Art Students create their own North Bridge in the style of a Monet.
Political Cartooning Social Studies/Visual Art Students analyze and then create their own political cartoons
Amazing Shapes of Animal Feet Adaptation Science/Visual Art 5th grade students will demonstrate their understanding of animal feet adaptations that allow them to survive in a particular environment.  They will also be able to create a visually pleasing art piece using the elements of contour line and form.
Color Wheel Portrait Mural Social Studies/K-2 Content Core/Visual Arts Students will learn about the color wheel, how to draw a simple or detailed face (depending on the grade), and then will create a piece of a mural using one or two colors.