Fifth Grade Curriculum

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This course develops students’ understanding of the New Testament as the culmination of God’s big story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption. Additionally, it teaches students the essentials of Bible study and interpretation through teacher modeling with questions and answers. As they develop an understanding of the main themes that run throughout God’s redemption plan—glory, kingdom, covenants, divine presence, law and wisdom, and atonement and priesthood—they are confronted with their need for Christ.


Math 5 builds confidence in working with fractions and increases students’ understanding of math concepts by using manipulatives, which help students visualize the ideas discussed. Students will build upon previous math knowledge and be challenged by an optional pre-algebra chapter.


English 5 studies traditional grammar and guides students through the step-by-step use of the Writing Process for a variety of writing assignments, such as compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, research reports, and more. The student worktext provides guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. The elementary English educational materials provides a good balance of grammar and writing instruction.


Reading 5 provides engaging reading material for the fifth-grade level. Presented in a colorful, richly illustrated format, the literature and informational selections help students build reading comprehension, exercise Biblical discernment and critical thinking skills, and cultivate an appreciation of literature.


Spelling 5 introduces new spelling words organized by phonetic sound for the 5th grade spelling level. Word histories and etymologies are presented in “Word for Word” sections to build understanding and interest in the English language. Journal entry ideas provide students with weekly writing practice.

Social Studies

Heritage Studies 5 continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics are presented from a Biblical perspective and include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions.


Science 5 explores God’s creation in a study of minerals and rocks, fossils, matter and heat, sound and light, weather, ecosystems, and the respiratory and circulatory systems. Students develop science process skills by participating in hands-on activities and projects.
The Science 5 student text provides fascinating scientific information through understandable text, charts, diagrams, and colorful photographs and illustrations. The student text also contains detailed instructions for all experiments, activities, and projects.

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