Curriculum

5th Grade

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

5th Grade Curriculum Overview

5th Grade Bible

1 year

Help your students develop a lifelong relationship with the Father through His Word in this engaging Bible course. Interactive, media-infused lessons present the concepts of God's presence in our lives, the existence of angels, the Bible as a book of prophecy and poetry, and God's work shown through service to others.

Engaging and interactive, 5th Grade Bible was designed to encourage the use of the Bible as a guidebook for daily life. Students learn about Abraham, the apostle Paul, and other servants of God, in addition to the importance of service to God in their daily lives. They will explore biblical principles of the law, fundamental biblical truths, biblical structure, and applying God's Word practically as they learn and grow. Media-rich lessons and interactive elements enrich the learning process and spark the passion of learning for Christian school students.

Topics explored:

  • The Presence of God
  • How Others Lived for God
  • The Christian in the World
  • Authority and Law
  • Bible Methods and Structure
  • Proving What We Believe
  • Missionary Journeys of Paul
  • God Created Man for Eternity

5th Grade English

1 year – available as an Honor course

Give your students the inspiration they need to discover the beauty of language with 5th Grade English. This course focuses on the story as a literary form, exploring main ideas, story elements, correct word usage, and symbolism. Spelling, grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition are all integrated into this interactive course that not only reinforces key language arts concepts but encourages learning from a biblical perspective.

Text-based lessons, audio, and video clips, and integrated learning games allow students to practice digital literacy, build language skills, and increase their understanding of God's presence in their lives. 5th Grade English enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Jesus, Our Example
  • Working with Information
  • The Story of our Language
  • Effective Communication
  • Reading and Writing Stories
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Working with Words
  • Reading and Study Skills

5th Grade History

1 year – available as an Honor course

Travel through time with your students as they explore the changing face of America beginning with early exploration, through colonization and the Civil War, and into the current millennium. As part of this online curriculum, students will also learn about the nation's closest continental and island neighbors. Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

his history and geography course was designed to be academically rigorous, promote digital literacy, and help students to understand the history and development of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, from a Christ-centered point of view. 5th Grade History and Geography enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Exploring the New World
  • Colonial American Life
  • Thirteen Colonies become a New Nation
  • New Lands and Troubled Times
  • The United States becomes a World Leader
  • United by Transportation and Communication
  • One Nation with Many Regions
  • Our Southern Neighbors

5th Grade Math

1 year – available as an Honor course

5th Grade Math builds on basic math skills with an introduction to concepts of algebraic expressions and equations, factors and fractions, geometry, measurement comparisons, and data analysis. Interactive lessons are packed with multimedia features that aid in memorization and retention of math rules and concepts. As a part of its complete learning program, 5th Grade Math includes quizzes and tests for student evaluation.

This course is academically rigorous and promotes digital literacy. Students expand on foundational math, become familiar with new concepts, and improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills based on a Christ-centered point of view. 5th Grade Math enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Identify place value for whole numbers and decimals and add and subtract whole numbers and decimals
  • Understand the properties of multiplication and multiply whole numbers and decimals
  • Divide whole numbers and decimals and interpret remainders
  • Identify number patterns, solve expressions, and understand the parts of a coordinate plane
  • Use the metric and customary systems for capacity, length, and mass
  • Identify equivalent fractions and simplify fractions
  • Add, subtract, and multiply fractions
  • Find measures of central tendency and interpret bar graphs, line graphs, line plots, and stem-and-leaf plots
  • Identify shapes and understand different kinds of transformations
  • Find the perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of shapes

5th Grade Science

1 year – available as an Honor course

From simple life forms to complex organisms, this course guides 5th graders to explore the structure of cells and their functions as the building blocks of life. Students also investigate life cycles and the fine balance necessary for healthy ecosystems. 5th Grade Science is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students. Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

This science course was designed to be academically rigorous, promote digital literacy, and give students a biblical science perspective. Guided by their teacher, students will look at God's creation and how all living things rely on each other in His miraculous plan for our earth. They will also study fossil records from a Christ-centered point of view. 5th Grade Science enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of cells and their structure, both plant and animal
  • Differentiate between plants, fungi, and algae
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the life cycles of different kinds of animals
  • Explain the interactions between different life forms
  • Discuss different energy transformations
  • Describe geology and how it relates to the Flood (Honor course only)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fossil types and the formation of fossils
  • Demonstrate understanding of rocks and features on the surface of the earth and the forces that change them over time
  • Understand natural cycles

Elementary School Electives

Chinese I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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French I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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French II^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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German I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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Health Quest*

1 semester // Grades 4-7

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

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Offline Electives*

1 semester - 1 year // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Spanish I^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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Spanish II^

1 year // Grades 3-5

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

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^Premium World Language; additional fees may apply
*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.

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