Fifth Grade

This year, our fifth grade class will be studying the following Abeka & Bob Jones curriculum:

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 on various categories and vocabulary study
Six poems committed to memory

Language: Writing Process:
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

Language: Grammar: 
Recognizing and diagraming all eight parts of speech
Recognizing and diagraming complements
Word usage

History and Geography:

Eight documents reviewed
Africa Long Ago
Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
Africa in Modern Times
Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty
Introduction to History and Geography
Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
Ancient Middle East
England and the British Isles
Middle East Today
Other Countries of Western Europe
Countries of Central and Southern Asia
Countries of Eastern Europe
Countries of the Far East “Land Down Under” and Beyond
Egypt: The Gift of the Nile


Amazing Mammals
A Variety of Vertebrates
Force and motion
Electricity and magnetism
Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines
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


Circulatory System
Life in the Blood
Your Hardy Heart
Pathways 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 Foods
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
Divisibility rules
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


Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, and David