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

Bible Studies

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:

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

History/Geography

1 year – available in Honors

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.

This 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. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 5th Grade History and Geography enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • A New World
  • The Colonies
  • A New Nation
  • A Nation Divided
  • A Changing Nation
  • Transportation and Communication
  • States and Regions
  • Mexico and Central America
  • Neighbors to the North
  • Today's America

Language Arts

1 year – available in Honors

Give your students the inspiration they need to discover the beauty of language with 5th Grade Language Arts. 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 Language Arts enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Story Messages
  • Main Ideas
  • Words to Stories
  • Written Reports
  • Story Elements
  • Poetry
  • Word Usage
  • All about Verbs
  • Reading Fluency

Math

1 year – available in Honors

5th Grade Math builds on basic math skills with an introduction to concepts in 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. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 5th Grade Math enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction
  • Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Algebra and Graphing
  • Measurement
  • Factors and Fractions
  • Fraction Operations
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Science

1 year – available in Honors

From the smallest living plant and animal cells to simple life forms and 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 the 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. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 5th Grade Science enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Cells
  • Plants: Life Cycles
  • Animals: Life Cycles
  • Ecosystems: The Web of Life
  • Transformational Energy
  • Biblical Geology
  • Records in Rock: Fossils
  • Records in Rock: Geology
  • Matter and 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

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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