Sixth Grade Curriculum

Religion – Bible (ESV), Luther’s Small Catechism

  1. Confirmation for students who are members of Faith Lutheran Church taught by Pastor
  2. Doctrine/Bible study for non-member students taught by religiously trained instructor
  3. Contemporary issues and application of God’s Word to our daily lives taught by Lutheran teachers
  4. Memorization of key Bible passages and parts of Luther’s Small Catechism

English – Elements of Language – Holt/Rinehart/Winston, Spalding Spelling

  1. Basics of English grammar, mechanics, and usage
  2. Creative writing taught in conjunction with English/Literature
  3. Practice writing skills in persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and expository essays
  4. Research skills and report writing major part of curriculum

Literature – Selected Novels

  1. In depth study of at least seven selected novels      
  2. Study of Greek mythology
  3. Recognition of characteristics of various literary genres
  4. Literary elements and devices
  5. Comprehension and analysis of text
  6. Research reports are a major part of the curriculum

Math – Saxon – Course 1

  1. Whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, decimals, signed numbers, and their operations
  2. Order of operations
  3. Percents, ratios and proportions
  4. Conversion of units of measure
  5. Perimeter, area, volume, circumference and surface area 
  6. Geometric constructions
  7. Probability

World History/Geography- Glencoe/McGraw Hill

  1. Ancient civilizations
  2. Contributions of Greek and Roman cultures
  3. The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the    
  4. Modern Era

Latin IV – Canon Press

  1. Pronunciation of Latin words
  2. Verb conjugations and tenses
  3. Noun declensions and cases
  4. Grammar in Latin and English
  5. Translation from Latin to English and English to Latin

Earth Science – Bob Jones

  1. Goal is to uplift God as the Creator and sustainer of the universe
  2. Enhance understanding of the creation
  3. Units of study include; animal, plant, and cell classification; heredity and genetics; atoms and molecules; weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, solar system
  4. Students learn to observe, predict outcomes, and test hypotheses     
  5. Emphasis on lab activities to reinforce/clarify concepts
  6. Computer lab science experiment simulations
  7. Participation in Science Fair
  8. Trips to Science Museum and Planetarium

Music

  1. Opportunity to participate in school choir
  2. Students not in choir take Music Appreciation; emphasis on musical history and study of musical forms
  3. Opportunity to participate in intermediate band

Art – Arts Attack Program

  1. Recognition and use of various elements of art; color, line, shape
  2. Study of famous artists and their works

Computer

  1. Typing; fluency and increased rate
  2. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Use of the Internet for research

Physical Education

  1. Development of life fitness skills; exercise, power walking, running, tennis, bowling, swimming, golf, etc.
  2. Sports skills, rules, and games:  volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, bowling
  3. Track and field events in preparation for field days
  4. Fitness testing in the fall and spring

Enrichment

  1. Choir/Band Concert
  2. Christmas program/Fall musical
  3. Field Trips
  4. Outdoor Education
  5. Scholar Bowl Competition
  6. Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Math Contest
  7. Sports teams:  football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf
  8. Student Council
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