Fifth Grade

Subject Scope
Language Arts Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building


  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word exercises, original composition, and sentence dictation

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists based on various categories and vocabulary study
  • Six poems committed to memory


  • Sentences and sentence parts
  • Punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts
  • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
  • Dictionary, thesaurus skills
  • Letters-business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes
  • Making an outline
  • Writing a library research paper
  • Writing book reports
  • Creative writing
  • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech
  • Recognizing and diagramming complements
  • Word usage
History and Geography
  • Eight documents reviewed
  • Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
  • Introduction to History and Geography
  • Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
  • Ancient Middle East
  • Middle East Today
  • Countries of Central and Southern Asia
  • Countries of the Far East
  • Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
  • Africa Long Ago
  • Africa in Modern Times
  • Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty
  • Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
  • Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
  • England and the British Isles
  • Other Countries of Western Europe
  • Countries of Eastern Europe
  • “Land Down Under” and Beyond
Science Animals

  • Amazing Mammals
  • A Variety of Vertebrates


  • Force and motion
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines
  • Light


  • Water, Air, Weather

Earth and Space

  • Geology: Treasures of the Earth
  • Oceanography: The Living Sea
  • Astronomy: The Nine Planets, Stars, Moon, Sun
  • Conservation: Preserving the Sea
Health Circulatory System

  • Life in the Blood
  • Your Hardy Heart
  • Pathway through Your Body

Nutrition and Physical Fitness

  • A Balanced Diet
  • Daily Food Guide
  • Maintaining Your Proper Weight
  • Raising Your Rate of Metabolism
  • Aerobic Endurance
  • Muscular Strength and Flexibility

Digestive System

  • Digestion Begins in the Mouth
  • Through the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Liver, Pancreas
  • Absorbing Digested Foodss

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Social Acceptance, Mental Awareness, Spiritual Warfare
  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problems
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Roman numerals
  • Measuring to the quarter inch
  • Calculating time
  • Making change
  • Rounding off whole numbers, money, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions
  • Finding parts of a whole
  • Factoring
  • Divisibility rules
  • Probability
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals
  • Introduction to percents
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Negative temperature
  • Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale
  • Solving algebraic equations
  • Graphs and scale drawings
  • Graphing ordered pairs
  • Reading schedules and charts
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter and area
  • Squares and square roots
  • Estimation
Bible Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, David (includes memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine)
Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Art