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Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Activities

CORNELIA’S LIFE: As a review, read A Generous Love: The Life of Cornelia Connelly. There will be details of Cornelia’s life the children will learn for the first time.

VALUES: Simplicity
QUOTE: “This is the time to ask for great things: faith, zeal, generosity, humility and charity.” C.C.
HOLY CHILD SCHOOLS: Research websites of other Holy Child Schools
GEOGRAPHY: Locations of both national and international Holy Child schools.

Primary resources: If applicable, look at photos of Native America students and families in


  • Focus on time periods of Cornelia's story. Put children in groups to research each time period or make a timeline using illustrations or collage; See also timeline lesson below.
  • Study Cornelia's family tree. Have students research and complete their own family tree.
  • Have small groups of children create murals or role-play periods of her life.
  • Explore the websites of the Holy Child Schools. Write a paragraph to include at least 5 facts you learned from your research.
  • Play Who Wants to be a Corneliannaire?
  • Make a connection with a class from another Holy Child school.
  • Write responses to questions:
    • What makes Holy Child Schools special?
    • Where do you see examples of simplicity, joy, faith, and perseverance?
    • What does Holy Child mean to you?
    • What does "Actions Not Words" mean to you?
  • View the European Province Video on Holy Child education. Compare and contrast the European schools with the American schools. What is the same? What is different?
  • Use SHCJ website for any type of research project.
  • Cornelia Connelly Timeline lesson for grades 5/6

PreK & Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Calendar of Quotes
Cornelia's Family Tree
Holy Child Vocabulary
Important Dates
Prayers and Hymns
Primary Sources
Holy Child Schools, National
Holy Child Schools, International
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