Students in fifth grade at Arma Dei Academy continue a chronological study of history and Bible focusing on European explorers and early America through the Civil War. Great works of literature that integrate with the historical time period are read, discussed, and analyzed. Grammar and writing skills are sharpened and enhanced through direct instruction and an ongoing instruction in the fourteen steps of the Progymnasmata.
Bible Gospels (Veritas Press)
Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is an integral component of the curriculum.
American History; Explorers-Civil War
Students participate in a Discovery Interact Simulation. Colonial groups select cargo and sail to the new world where they encounter the hardships and decisions that faced many of the colonial settlers.
Fifth grade students will present a a colonial celebration “A Day at the Museum."
Geography is integrated throughout Bible, history, and literature.
Fifth grade students at Arma Dei regularly engage with poetry through corporate reading, discussion, and memorization. Poems include, but are not limited to:
Students master five sentence patterns as well as sharpen editing skills, subject/verb agreement, and tense consistency.
Libellus de Historia: Latin History Reader (Moore)
Students continue to develop beautiful penmanship through the practice and application of cursive handwriting.
Students learn how to use words to engage the imagination of the audience and continue to improve written communication skills by employing the following techniques of the Progymnasmata.
Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach
An introduction to Logic begins in fifth grade with Red Herring Mysteries, Quizzles Logic Puzzles, Riddles, and Brain Teasers.
Matter: Its Properties & Its Changes (Master Books), Energy: Its Forms, Changes, and Functions (Master Books)
God Made Music 5
Introduces students to fitness through exploration and participation in team and individual sports.