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Academics 5

 5th Grade
  • Writing Process
    • Sentences and sentence parts
    • Punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts
    • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
    • Dictionary, thesaurus skills
      Letters—business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes
    • Making an outline
    • Writing a library research paper
    • Writing book reports
  • Grammar
    • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech
    • Recognizing and diagramming complements
    • Word usage

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building


  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, original composition, and sentence dictation

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists on various categories and vocabulary study
  • Six poems committed to memory
  • Eight documents reviewed

History and Geography

  • Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
  • Introduction to History and Geography
  • Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
  • Ancient Middle East
  • Middle East Today
  • Countries of Central and Southern Asia
  • Countries of the Far East
  • Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
  • Africa Long Ago
  • Africa in Modern Times
  • Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty
  • Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
  • Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
  • England and the British Isles
  • Other Countries of Western Europe
  • Countries of Eastern Europe
  • “Land Down Under” and Beyond


  • Animals
    • Amazing Mammals
    • A Variety of Vertebrates
  • Energy
    • Force and motion
    • Electricity and magnetism
    • Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines
    • Light
  • Matter
    • Water, Air, Weather
  • Earth and Space
    • Geology: Treasures of the Earth
    • Oceanography: The Living Sea
    • Astronomy: The Nine Planets, Stars, Moon, Sun
    • Conservation: Preserving the Sea


  • Circulatory System
    • Life in the Blood
    • Your Hardy Heart
    • Pathways through Your Body
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness
    • A Balanced Diet
    • Daily Food Guide
    • Maintaining Your Proper Weight
    • Raising Your Rate of Metabolism
    • Aerobic Endurance
    • Muscular Strength and Flexibility
  • Digestive System
    • Digestion Begins in the Mouth
    • Through the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Liver, Pancreas
    • Absorbing Digested Foods
  • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Social Acceptance, Mental Awareness, Spiritual Warfare


  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problems
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Roman numerals
  • Measuring to the quarter inch
  • Calculating time
  • Making change
  • Rounding off whole numbers, money, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions
  • Finding parts of a whole
  • Factoring
  • Divisibility rules
  • Probability
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals
  • Introduction to percents
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Negative temperature
  • Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale
  • Solving algebraic equations
  • Graphs and scale drawings
  • Graphing ordered pairs
  • Reading schedules and charts
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter and area
  • Squares and square roots
  • Estimation


  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, David (includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Arts