Curriculum

4th Grade

Employing the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities, Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment.

4th Grade Curriculum Overview

4th Grade Bible

1 year

Teach your students how to find inspiration through the teachings of Jesus in this Bible course. With discipleship as its focus, the course explores God's Word through text-based lessons, multimedia elements, and Bible verses (KJV). Colorful and interactive, the course covers Scripture from the Old and New Testaments, and encourages reading the Bible and living a life based on God's Word.

This Bible curriculum for 4th graders was designed to be user-friendly by accommodating students who are still learning computer skills. Throughout the course, they will study important biblical figures who accepted God's will for their lives and became disciples, living by the laws of the Creator. Practical lessons help them understand the connection between biblical content and living a Christ-centered life such as the importance of obeying parents, telling the truth, showing kindness to others, and walking in the Spirit. As this course is technology-based, it also helps students prepare for the future by supporting digital literacy.

 

Topics explored:

  • How Can I Live for God?
  • God's Knowledge
  • Saul Begins to Live for God
  • The Bible and Me
  • God Cares for Us
  • How Can I Know God Exists?
  • Old Testament Geography
  • God-Given Worth

4th Grade English

1 year – available as an Honor course

This integrated language arts course incorporates spelling, reading, writing, grammar, and literature in one Bible-based, technology-driven course. Students continue exploring the use of words for written and spoken communication while investigating a variety of literary genres including poetry, essays, fiction, and nonfiction. This comprehensive course also includes content geared toward practical Christian living and evaluating the world of language from a Christian worldview.

With lessons that focus on reading fluency and comprehension, the effective use of punctuation, report organization and writing, creative expression through writing, and much more, this course provides a motivating learning environment where students can practice digital literacy skills while improving their use of the language.

 

Topics explored:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Reading for Meaning
  • Word Play
  • Words in Season
  • Reading and Writing Stories
  • Rhymes and Reports
  • Forms of Literature
  • Language in Literature

4th Grade History

1 year – available as an Honor course

Take your students on a learning adventure around the world with this geography course that helps them map a route to academic success and digital literacy. Students will love this media-rich course that allows them to visit a variety of ecosystems all across the globe through exciting lessons, audio and video clips, interactive games, and fun activities. This world geography course explores God's world from a Biblical perspective, encouraging students to recognize and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

Lessons focus on the diversity of cultures, plants, and animals from all over the world. From Kenya to Hong Kong, and Nepal to the Andes, interactive maps and hands-on exercises make learning fun and support the retention of key concepts.

 

Topics explored:

  • Our Earth
  • Seaport Cities
  • Desert Lands
  • Grasslands
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • The Polar Regions
  • Mountain Countries
  • Living in Island Countries
  • North America (Honors Only)

4th Grade Math

1 year – available as an Honor course

This course reinforces the fundamentals of math while students use interactive tools to learn about whole numbers and fractions, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, and shapes and measurements. Through the use of challenging lessons and interactive practice, 4th Grade Math helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while exploring the world of numbers from a biblical perspective.

Interactivity makes a difference when it comes to understanding complex math skills. In this course, students have access to innovative, multimedia exercises to better learn the concepts. Broad in scope, lessons put the fun back into math fundamentals, encouraging a lifetime love of this important core subject.

 

Topics explored:

  • Number Sense and Place Value
  • Rounding and Estimation
  • Whole Numbers and Fractions
  • Lines and Shapes
  • Division and Measurement
  • Multiplication and Fractions
  • Fractions and Patterns
  • Division and Fractions
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Graphing and Review

4th Grade Science

1 year – available as an Honor course

This science course for Christian students sparks scientific inquiry and encourages critical thinking. Students learn about matter as they travel through space exploring not only the earth, but the sun, the moon, and the planets. Exciting lessons cover the ecology of the earth and how weather and other scientific forces affect life on our planet. Infused with biblical content and Bible verses (KJV), students examine God's work in the world around them and engage in learning from a Christ-centered point of view.


This course is challenging and interactive, providing tools within the curriculum to support self-directed learning. Like all courses offered at Enlightium Academy, lessons are delivered from a biblical perspective to help train students to view the natural world around them based on the Word of God.

 

Topics explored:

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Man and His Environment
  • Machines
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Water and Matter
  • Weather
  • Our Solar System and the Universe
  • The Planet Earth (Honors only)
  • Understanding God’s Wonderful Creation (Honors only)

4th Grade Electives

Elementary School Electives

  Standard Electives
(Includes Offline Electives)
Premium Electives
(Includes All Paid Electives)
Bronze Offline Physical Education* Extra cost
Silver Offline Physical Education* Extra cost
Silver+ Offline Physical Education* Extra cost
Gold Offline Physical Education* Extra cost
Diamond Offline Physical Education* and up to 1.0 premium elective at no extra cost
Sapphire Offline Physical Education* and up to 1.0 premium elective at no extra cost
*Offline Physical Education is assigned by default; Health Quest can be assigned instead per counselor approval. Physical Education elective is required for grades 3-8.
Premium Elementary School Electives
Bronze

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Diamond

Sapphire

Care2Rock Online Music Lessons (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Creative Kids Acting (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program (Grades 3-8) $650 per semester
$1,200 per year
$500 per semester
$900 per year
Premium World Language: French, German, and Spanish (Grades 3-5) $500 per 0.5 credit
$750 per 1 credit
$400 per 0.5 credit
$650 per 1 credit
Premium World Language: Chinese (Grades 3-5) $850 per 0.5 credit
$1,350 per 1 credit
$750 per 0.5 credit
$1,250 per 1 credit

Health Elective

Health Quest*

1 semester // Grades 4-8

This introduction to health basics focuses on topics such as personal health, wellness, and safety.

Offline Elective

Fine Arts Offline Elective*

1 semester - 1 year // Grades PreK-12

Students may receive elective credit(s) for offline electives if taken under parental supervision/instruction in fine arts.

Physical Education Offline Elective*

1 semester - 1 year // Grades PreK-12

Students may receive elective credit(s) for offline electives if taken under parental supervision/instruction such as sports and physical education.

Premium Electives

Online Acting Lessons with Creative Kids Acting^

1 semester-1 year // Grades K4-12

Designed for the students to have exciting adventures in expanding their creativity, building confidence, stretching the imagination, and developing reading and memorization skills.

Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program^

1 semester-1 year // Grades 3-8

One-on-one mentoring, evidence-based practices, specialized instruction, and project-based curriculum are designed to enhance higher-level thinking.

Not available during the 2022-2023 school year.

Online Music Lessons with Care2Rock^

1 semester-1 year // Grades K-12

Care2Rock offers virtual music lessons for 100+ instruments or vocals during which your student will meet one-on-one with experienced music teachers.

Premium World Languages

Elementary School Chinese I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive Chinese course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Chinese language.

Elementary School French I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive French course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the French language.

Elementary School French II^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This continuing French course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various French-speaking cultures.

Elementary School German I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive German course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the German language.

Elementary School Spanish I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive Spanish course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Spanish language.

Elementary School Spanish II^

1 year // Grades 3-5

This continuing Spanish course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures.


*If enrolling in this course brings the credit amount above the full-time credit allotment, an additional cost may apply depending on the student’s tuition package.
^Premium elective course; additional fees may apply.

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