Welcome to Sixth Grade!
Math 6 – Expressions and patterns, integers, rational numbers, equations and inequalities, proportions and similarity, percent, linear functions, probability and predictions, volume and surface area
Advanced Math 6- Ratios and proportional reasoning, percents, integers, rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, geometric figures, measuring figures, probability and statistics
Grammar, Writing, and Literature – The primary focus in sixth grade Grammar is to give the student a strong foundation. The students study all eight parts of speech and sentence construction. The course also includes vocabulary enrichment. The sixth grade Literature class consists of exploring various genres of literature through the study of poetry, short stories, and an assortment of novels. Concepts studied there are used as springboards to improve written and oral communication skills. Here the students apply proper grammar and age-appropriate vocabulary to a variety of writing methods in complementing these goals. The students write in multiple genres, including poetry, personal narrative, persuasive essay, descriptive writing, creative writing, and a formal research paper.
American History – Covering the period between the Progressive Movement and modern day, this class immerses the students into the study of our great nation and its place among the world powers. Upon completion of this course, students are able to: accurately identify and label the 50 states and capitals, recognize geographical features by region, evaluate the causes and effects of major wars, examine the conditions that led to the United States as a world power, describe the challenges, both economical and political, that the US has faced and continues to face, and understand how the nation has transformed over the last 200 years. Group discussion, ideological debate, and current events are essential elements of this course.
Earth Science – By examining both scientific theories and Biblical creation, students learn about our Earth and its systems. Students examine the mapping of Earth, Earth’s structure, Rocks and Minerals, Earth’s weather and climate and how each continually change as a result of both natural occurrences and human impact. Students also explore space and Earth’s place within the universe. Drawing on the Bible, astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, students will be challenged to both observe and infer. Upon completion of this course, students are able to: explain and apply the steps of the Scientific Method; design and build a structure for STEAM Fair Projects (cross-curricular integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics); explore geological changes, types of topography, and different water sources; examine the effects of weathering and erosion; and learn ways to become better citizens of Earth by properly using renewable and nonrenewable resources in our environment.
Bible – 6th Grade takes a chronological journey through 8 time periods of the Old Testament – Creation and Beginnings, the Period of the Patriarchs, the Exodus and Wilderness Wanderings, the Conquest and Settlement of the Promised Land, Period of the Judges, Period of the Kings, Period of the Babylonian Exile, and the Post-Exilic Period. The curriculum focuses on discovering God’s plan for the redemption of mankind and finding Old Testament pictures of the coming Messiah as fulfilled by Jesus Christ. The goal of 6th grade Bible is to gain a better understanding of who God is and how He remains faithful to His promises and plans.