6th Grade Curriculum

Girl with Friends During Reading Time

The Sixith Grade program at Dade Christian School challenges students to reach their full potential as they develop their skills in the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social realms in a fun and loving educational environment.  Our curriculum is a thoroughly integrated, academically balanced program with a consistent Christian emphasis.  Bible, Language Arts, Phonics, Reading, Math, Science, History, Spelling, and Penmanship all represent the subject areas.  An emphasis is also placed on social interaction among the students, giving them opportunities to develop social values; respect, sharing, group acceptance, independence, and dependability.

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

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.

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

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

Physical Education is included daily for all sixth graders.  In addition Enrichment classes consist of Art, Computers, Health, Music, Spanish and Library Skills.  Students attend each of these classes once per week.

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