6th Grade Curriculum

Bible 

The purpose of the Bible curriculum is to encourage students that as followers of Christ it is our responsibility to share the truths of the Bible, to follow God's teachings in all that we do, and to apply God's word to our daily life. Students will memorize scripture, make application of the verses to their own lives, and demonstrate a general understanding of Biblical Worldviews. The themes covered in 6th Grade Bible are:

Peer Relationships

Managing Our Relationships

Managing  Our Feelings and Friends

Managing Thoughts for Success

Managing Our Choices

Encourage Others

Working to Please Christ

Honesty

Unity

Faith

Respectful

Self Esteem

 

English

The purpose of the sixth grade English class is to expose the students to all aspects of the English grammar and literature curriculum. These areas include reading, writing, listening, spelling, and speaking. The students will be evaluated on grammar and mechanic skills within their own writings. Each student will explore various types of literature written by various authors. The novels include narrative, suspense, and historical fiction. Assessment and evaluation will be determined by the student's response to the literature and the ability to ask and answer higher-level questions. The students will examine the literature to appreciate different cultures, conflicts, and reliance upon God's word. In addition, students will be able to examine the factors that apply to their own lives. The literature is chosen on the basis of broadening the students' experiences and helping them to appreciate the similarities and differences in others. Novels used include the following:

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
A Father's Promise
Bud, Not Buddy
Hangman's Curse
Writings are as follows:
Personal Journal
Personal Narrative
Descriptive Writing
Poetry Unit
Persuasive Essay
DCS Essay
Writing of Choice

Projects and book reports are incorporated into the language and literature curriculum.

 

Math 

The purpose of sixth grade mathematics is to strengthen the students' arithmetic skills to prepare them for a higher level of mathematical content. The five goals for students include realizing mathematics is of value in everyday use, to become math problem solvers, to become confident in their ability to do math, to learn to communicate mathematically, and to learn to reason mathematically. Students will master the following:

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Facts and Terminology

Place Value

Borrowing and Carrying

Four-digit Multiplication

Four-digit Division

Story Problems

Averaging

Roman Numerals

Rounding

English and Metric Measures

Converting Measures

Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Measures

Divisibility Rules

Prime and Composite Numbers

Prime Factoring

Fractions

Factoring

Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple

Decimals

Ratios and Proportions

Percents

Perimeter and Area

Circumference

Using a Compass and a Protractor

Solving equations

Graphs

Banking

Finding Interest

Following a Budget

 

Science 

The purpose of sixth grade science is to build a love and understanding about the world around them, which God created. This is accomplished by using various hands on activities. One process used is the scientific method. The students gain the skills needed for research, hypothesizing, experimenting, and drawing a conclusion. The topics covered are as follows:

Classification of Domains/Kingdoms

Cell Processes

Why Things Move

Astronomy

Rock Records

Violent Motions

States of Matter

Periodic Table

Fluids

 

 

Geography

In sixth grade Geography students study part of God's amazing creation. They look at the continents of Africa, Asia, North America and South America. Students will learn about the different cultures and their land by singing native songs, learning words in native tongues, and by eating their foods. Students also learn the location of countries by drawing maps and having map tests. They learn about the different countries by taking notes and researching assigned countries. Current events are also a part of this course. The units of study are as follows:

Geography
North America
South America
Asia
Africa