Fifth grade students process Biblical themes that explore elements of the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine, and use the same for memorization. The language arts are centered on summarizing and critiquing stories and informational texts to form ideas, opinions, and feelings in response. Students write informative, narrative, and opinion papers. Traditional grammar study is incorporated throughout the year. Math students engage in numerous applications, such as multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions, algebra patterns and graphing, converting units of measure, and geometry and volume. Through the inquiry-based Battle Creek Science Curriculum, students explore forces in motion, continue the study of objects in the sky, and investigate systems and their survival. Social studies opens with the beginning of the United States, delves into colonization and settlement, and surveys the Revolution and New Nation through the year 1800.