Sunday, May 25, 2014

Year 5, Term 3 Exam: Homeschool exams and tests for fifth grade

Here are our recent exams. We include some fun things in the afternoons and work diligently and purposefully on the handful of questions that I ask in the mornings. I thought I'd share them with you!

Year 5, Term 3 Exam

History, citizenship, & government: Characterization with written expression 
(narration, proposal, composition, persuade, problem/solution, instructions, list, poetry) 

Roosevelt leads a very unique life. He had strong Christian values and a deep love for his family. He stuck to his guns and many respected him, even his enemies. The book that we’ve read this term about him is called Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt. Explain what was so uncommon about the heroism that Theodore Roosevelt showed. Consider…What he thought and how he reacted and influenced those around him. 

Bible & Geography: Mood with visual expression
(diagrams, blow-outs, maps, graphic organizers, chart)

We’ve spent the year reading about holy places from the Bible in Explore the Holy Land and you made a map of our state. The features of places affect the people of the area…their clothing, homes, occupations, the types of foods they eat, the animals that live there, and how they move from place to place. Choose some place of your choosing and make a map with the features that make that place unique. 

Composer and hymn: View point with creative expression 
(handicraft, recycled material project, diorama, cooking, land art, or art media: collage, paint, mold, chalk, pencil)

When we listen to a composer or director, we are influenced by their point of view. When we listened to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel we heard the bag pipes, because the director said that he felt Mulligan made it have an Irish feel. Anytime we listen to a piece of music someone composed it and he/she made their feelings about the topic come out. Remember when we listened to Firebird by Stravinsky. We had a bit of a negative experience. Choose your own subject and find a way to express what you think of it.

Folk Song, Artist, Literature, Poetry, History, & Citizenship: Drama, Movement, and Change with oral expression 
(presentation: Defend, Persuade, judge, compare/contrast, inform, narration) 

Many times wars are fought for freedom and change, usually greed is involved. In Kim, we read about different caste systems. Many of the people couldn’t eat with people in other castes. They didn’t wear the same clothes or travel in the same ways. Kim worked as a spy and took advantage of all of the different castes in that society. When we read about George Washington Carver, we learned how the differences in American caused divides in the way people were treated. Carver was patient with the mistreatment and was a passive seeming force for change. When Dion went to free the people from Dionysus, we find that they wanted freedom from everyone even Dion. Choose a war or conflict and create a presentation to explain are the people’s lives better or worse from war?

Bible & History: The Greater Meaning with movement 
(play, puppet show, music, dance)

In our Apologia studies, we learned about God’s Tapestry for our lives. We can’t always see what He has planned for our lives, but He can. Our job is to be obedient and do what is right even when we can’t see what the final outcome will be. We can see this in many of the lives of the inventors that we have studied. Think of an inventor that we’ve studied this term: Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, George Washington Carver, Guglielmo Marconi, John L. Baird, John P. Holland, and Wernher Von Braun. Create something that shows how God used one person’s life to impact others in a way they didn’t know He would. 

Science & Nature Study: Background with analytical expression
(game, puzzle, crossword, word search) 

This term we’ve been studying rocks, different animals, and the migration pattern of birds, whales, and butterflies. Think of some terms that related to one or all of those topics. Make a game or puzzle that you could give someone so that they could learn about the relationship of what we’ve studied. 

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