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Sixth Grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade!

Mathematics

Math 6

Students in Math 6 will study 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

Students in Advanced Math 6 will learn about ratios and proportional reasoning, percents, integers, rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, geometric figures, measuring figures, probability and statistics

Language Arts

English 6

English 6 provides a strong foundation for writing instruction. Students study all eight parts of speech and sentence construction through both direct instruction and application in students’ various writing assignments. Students learn to support their ideas with evidence and organize their thoughts in an effective manner. They will write in multiple genres including creative writing and a formal research paper. Students learn literary elements and figurative language through an assortment of engaging novels. Vocabulary will also be used to enrich writing skills, critical thinking, and reading comprehension. 

Advanced English 6 

Advanced English 6 is distinguished by a quicker pace, a more rigorous load and higher level critical thinking skills. The primary focus in sixth grade English is to give the student a strong foundation for writing instruction. Students study all eight parts of speech and sentence construction through both direct instruction and application in students’ various writing assignments. Students learn to support their ideas with evidence and organize their thoughts in an effective manner. Here they will write in multiple genres including creative writing and a formal research paper. Students learn literary elements and figurative language through an assortment of engaging novels. Vocabulary will also be used to enrich writings kills, critical thinking, and reading comprehension. 

History

American History

American History covers 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.

Science

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

Bible

Sixth grade takes a chronological journey through eight 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 sixth-grade Bible is to gain a better understanding of who God is and how He remains faithful to His promises and plans.