Curriculum

3rd Grade

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

3rd Grade Curriculum Overview

Bible Studies

1 year

Introduce your students to the wonder of God's universe with this interactive Bible course that focuses on the life of Jesus, living for God through obedience, praise, worship, and understanding God's word and His love for His children. This course includes interesting text-based lessons, inspiring Bible verses (KJV), assessments, and interactive media to keep even the littlest learners engaged. This course helps build a foundation for practical Christian living for a lifetime.

Flexible and intuitive, this course is especially easy to navigate for young students under the guidance of a teacher. Important Christian concepts are reinforced through Bible stories, verse memorization, and writing activities. Fun, colorful, and interactive activities are woven through the course to help explain biblical teachings. Students will discover the books and authors of the Bible, explore the promises God made to His people, and learn about loving one another.

3rd Grade Bible is available completely online and accessible to students and their parents at any time. Give your students the Bible instruction they need to live a Christ-centered life with this Bible curriculum.

Topics explored:

  • Living for God
  • The Life of Jesus Christ
  • God's Plan for Joseph
  • You Can Use the Bible
  • God Takes Care of His People
  • The Bible is God's Word
  • Archeology and the Bible
  • God Gave Us the Need for Friends
  • God's People Help Others
  • God's Word, Jesus, and You

History/Geography

1 year – available in Honors

This interactive history and geography course for 3rd-grade students sends them across the country as they investigate different types of communities in America. Not only will students learn about different ways of life, but they will also explore how God's activity can be seen in the record of man throughout history. This course includes interesting text-based lessons, inspiring Bible verses (KJV), assessments, and interactive media to help students retain content and to keep learning fun.

Flexible and intuitive, this Bible-based course is especially easy to navigate for young students under the guidance of a teacher. Throughout the course, students will study the environments, history, and activities of people who rely on different industries for their livelihood. Interactive learning activities, timelines, and maps help students understand the development of these industries while exploring how God works through His people over the course of history. Like all courses offered at Enlightium Academy, 3rd Grade History and Geography helps students develop digital literacy skills. Help your students explore the history and geography of America.

Topics explored:

  • Fishing in Maine
  • Farming in Kansas
  • Fruit-growing in Washington
  • Forests in Oregon
  • California: A Golden Land
  • Cattle in Texas
  • Coal Mining in Pennsylvania
  • Manufacturing in Michigan
  • Space Travel in Florida
  • Review of Nine States

Language Arts

1 year – available in Honors

Build a firm communication foundation for 3rd grades students with this comprehensive language arts course. Flexible and interactive, this course was designed to develop literacy skills by building on the basics of spelling, vocabulary, reading, writing, and sentence construction through the use of colorful lessons, interactive multimedia materials, and hands-on practice. Integrated Bible verses help students understand God's plan and incorporate it into their daily lives.

This course integrates text-based lessons, assessments, and interactive media to help students retain content and to keep learning fun. At the same time, it supports digital literacy and critical thinking. Through the use of fables, short stories, and biographies, students will explore a variety of literature forms and try their hand at writing with different purposes. Infused with biblical references and verses (KJV), lessons encourage students to evaluate and communicate from a Christ-centered perspective. Created for young online learners, it is especially easy to navigate, and like all courses offered at Enlightium Academy, 3rd Grade Language Arts is able to facilitate parent interaction.

Topics explored:

  • Old and New Skills
  • Building Words and Sentences
  • Words: Getting to the Roots
  • Sentence: Start to Finish
  • All about Books
  • Reading and Writing
  • Reading Skills
  • Looking Back

Math

1 year – available in Honors

With a focus on building strong math foundations, this Bible-based course is an engaging study of numbers that solves problems for 3rd-grade Christian school students with text-based lessons and multimedia tools. Using a variety of question formats, students begin with simple arithmetic but progress through more complex concepts including fractions, decimals, graphing, and telling time. Learning games, step-by-step instructions, and illustrated solutions simplify complicated problems while engaging learners.

This course not only challenges students, but it also helps them to develop digital literacy and critical thinking skills with self-directed lessons that are best facilitated by a teacher. Because every lesson is infused with biblical content and verses (KJV), students learn to look at the world of numbers from a Christian perspective and consider Christian principles in making critical choices. Created for young learners, it is especially easy to navigate, and like all courses offered by Enlightium Academy, 3rd Grade Math is able to facilitate parent interaction.

Topics explored:

  • Word Numbers
  • Addition Problems
  • Subtraction Problems
  • Number Order
  • Carrying Numbers
  • Borrowing Numbers
  • Symbols and Counting Multiples
  • Addition and Subtraction Problems
  • Fractions

Science

1 year – available in Honors

Third graders explore the amazing world God created as they log into this interactive science course designed with flexibility in mind. With a focus on observation and analysis, students learn about the blue planet through exciting multimedia elements, interesting text-based lessons, and learning games. Lessons include Bible verses (KJV) and inspiration to encourage students to see the physical world from a Christian perspective and see God's hand in the creation of the diversity of life, the human body, and the changing of the seasons. An intuitive interface makes this science course easy to navigate for young learners.

This course includes both online and off-computer exercises to enrich learning. Exciting experiments help students to understand challenging scientific concepts while fostering keen observational skills and scientific inquiry. Students will study the systems of the human body, the life of plants, the world of animals, matter, energy, and sound as they progress at their own pace through the course. 3rd Grade Science encourages a lifetime of scientific curiosity and critical thinking from a Christ-centered worldview.

Topics explored:

  • You Grow and Change
  • Plants
  • Animal and Environmental Changes
  • You Are What You Eat
  • Properties of Matter
  • Sounds and You
  • Times and Seasons
  • Rocks and Their Changes
  • Heat Energy
  • Physical Changes

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

0.5 credit // Grades 4-7

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

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // 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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