In our 5th Grade homeschool program, your child will begin to draw meaningful connections between American History, Literature, and Geography as they read texts ranging from the Newbery award-winning Hatchet to the illustrated Explorers of North America.
With Calvert’s detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you will help your child:
Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of 18-25 lessons and 160-180 days of instruction.
Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson Manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.
The complete 5th Grade curriculum is available in our traditional combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed textbooks, workbooks, and kits as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.
Students prepare for the rigor of Middle School by studying complex sentence structure and reading challenging non-fiction. They write their own sci-fi narrative, and choose a topic for an opinion piece about issues that impact their community.
Math introduces students to multiplying two-digit numbers by two digit numbers, practicing long division with and without remainders, adding subtracting, and multiplying unlike fractions and mixed numbers, working with decimals, graphing on a coordinate plane, and calculating the volume of solid figures.
Students carry out investigations, design solutions, and generate fact-based opinions using observation and data analysis. This year, learners develop a plan to decrease air pollution.
This year’s focus is on our nation’s growth after the Civil War—through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War and into the Modern Era. Students create interactive virtual exhibits to show their state’s history.
5th Grade artists explore contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives. In addition, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.
Students are required to participate in regular physical activities. The focus is on warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility.
Choosing Calvert is truly the best decision I ever made. The program is well-balanced, strong, and very easy for a parent to follow. My son’s confidence level is soaring and he’s actually enjoying school again! We plan to continue with Calvert through high school.— Lauren K., Calvert Mom