The 5th Grade Classical Curriculum

Continuing the curriculum path established in 4th grade, Gulf Pointe Academy's 5th grade curriculum utilizes Memoria Press' highly acclaimed classical liberal arts education model.  The cultivation of wisdom and virtue is accomplished in two ways:  first, through training in the liberal arts; and secondly, through a familiarity with the great books and the great thinkers of the Western tradition.

The liberal arts are the generalizable linguistic and mathematical skills that enable a person to excel in every academic area—as well as in the practical activities of life. In classical and medieval times, there were thought to be seven of these arts or skills: grammar, logic, and rhetoric (the “trivium”), as well as arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music (the “quadrivium”). The first three were linguistic arts, and the last four were mathematical. We would probably say today that there are more than just the four mathematic skills worthy of mastery, but the liberal arts remain the greatest summary of the skills a person should be expected to know in order to be accounted an educated person.

Through the study of the greatest that has been thought and said by Western writers and thinkers, we pass our cultural heritage on to our children. Western civilization is made up of three elements: the Greeks, the Romans, and the Hebrews—and the coalescing of these three cultures into what later became known as Christendom, the Christian civilization that remained the dominant cultural force in the West until the early 20th century. A familiarity with the Greeks, the Romans, and, most importantly, the Christian Bible is essential to understanding our culture.

The liberal arts are the “how” of education, and the study of Western culture is the “what”. A mastery of both of these is the best way to prepare a child, not only for college, but for life.

Complete Curriculum

Christian Studies III

Classical Composition II: Narrative Stage

English Grammar Recitation III

Famous Men of the Middle Ages Flashcards

Famous Men of the Middle Ages Student Guide

Famous Men of the Middle Ages Text

Second Form Latin Flashcards

Second Form Latin Student Text (year 3)

Second Form Latin Student Workbook

Geography II: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, & the Americas

Geography I Review - Middle East, North Africa, Europe

Science - Peterson's complete study of Birds
Science - Exploring the History of Medicine
Adam of the Roa
Adam of the Road Student Study Guide
Door in the Wall
Door in the Wall Student Guide
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
King Arthur Student Guide
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Student Study Guide

Rod and Staff Grade 5 Math Speed Drills

Rod and Staff Grade 5 Math Student Guide

Rod and Staff Grade 5 Math Tests

Spelling Workout Level F Student

Read-Aloud Program

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell