UNDERSTANDING THE EARLY CHURCH TO THE MIDDLE AGES
The fifth grade class schedule may be viewed under schedule / tuition.
Understanding the Early Church to the Middle Ages, the fifth grade core curriculum continues a four-year chronological study of history. Students will travel back ito the time of the Romans and learn how they set the stage by their Pax Romana for the central event of all history -- the birth of Jesus. Follow the development of the church and study the Middle Ages, culminating with the Renaissance and Reformation. The student will enjoy many hands-on projects, timeline, and history notebook.
BIBLE & HISTORY
Rome, the life of Jesus, early church history, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation are studied from an in-depth Christian perspective using the various curriculum such as the Bible, Medieval World, Maps, and Mystery of History. Students complete a timeline and create a history notebook with a page for each major event or person, map work, and illustrated pages to color. Learning is reinforced through hands-on projects such as making a Roman writing tablet, enjoying a Roman feast, sampling foods from Middle Ages, playing medieval games and more.
Grade appropriate spelling, handwriting, creative writing, and grammar are taught using a variety of materials. Copy work, dictation and memorization are incorporated into the week. Students will enjoy the classic stories, such as The Bronze Bow, Dangerous Journey, and The Door in the Wall. Vocabulary skills and comprehension are strengthened with the use of various novel studies, A Reaon for Spelling, and English from the Roots Up.
Legacy Community Academy uses Math in Focus partnered with Calvert lesson manuals for our math curriculum. Math in Focus provides an articulated sequence of topics allowing third, fourth and fifth grade students to master foundational topics. Math in Focus has an emphasis on problem solving, skill consolidation, and a deep understanding in preparation for future math learning. Students progress through fraction, decimals, ratios, model drawing, expressions, equations and inequalities.
The core of this science curriculum uses Foss Science curriculum and God's Big World magazine subscription. This science program focuses on God’s amazing world and is supplemented with many hands-on lab experiments. Students also study science of the middle ages through Galen and the Gateway to Medicine.
LCA encourages students to enjoy exploring the world of art through the use of their creativity and critical thinking. The study of arts and crafts is based on this period of history. Students explore different artists, mediums, and creative thinking that correlate with the humanities thatthey are studying!