Fifth Grade

Language Arts

Shurley Grammar


  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problems
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Roman numerals
  • Measuring to the eighth 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

History & 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



  • 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 Eight 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


Lessons: Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, Christmas, Crucifixion and Resurrection, Life of David (includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Music Arts & Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Basic drawing and painting techniques, color concepts, and perspective