Sixth Grade Curriculum

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

  1. Catechism class taught by a pastor
  2. Contemporary issues and application of God’s Word to our daily lives taught by Lutheran teachers
  3. 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. Persuasive writing and logic taught using the Lost Tools of Writing curriulum
  3. Research skills and report writing major part of curriculum

Literature – Selected Novels

  1. In depth study of at least seven selected novels
  2. Recognition of characteristics of various literary genres
  3. Literary elements and devices
  4. Comprehension and analysis of text

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

History – Veritas (1815 to Present)

  1. American Slavery and Civil War
  2. Westward Expansion and the Transcontinental Railroad
  3. Cowboys & Native Americans  
  4. Texas and the Mexican-American War
  5. The Rough Riders and the Spanish-American War
  6. World War I and the Roaring 20’s
  7. The Great Depression and World War II
  8. The Cold War and the Space Race

Latin Primer – Wheelock’s Latin Primer

Focus on building the three tools of Latin: Principal Parts, Parsing, Classifying

  1. Rules of Latin Grammar
  2. English Definitions
  3. Principal Parts and Stems
  4. Inflection of Aspects on Words
  5. Parsing Words into their Aspects
  6. Case Uses
  7. Clause Structure
  8. Sentences by Real Latin Authors

General Science – Bob Jones

  1. Units of study include; animals, plants, cells, heredity and genetics, atoms and molecules, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, astronomy
  2. Lab activities to improve scientific reasoning and observation skills
  3. Participation in Science Fair


  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


  1. Recognition and use of various elements of art; color, line, shape
  2. Study of famous artists and their works
  3. A variety of curriculum resources are utilized, including Arts Attack, Art Drawing for Kids, The Usbourne Complete Book of Art, and other supplemental and online materials


  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
  2. Sports skills, rules, and games:  volleyball, basketball, softball and other sports
  3. Track and field events in preparation for field day
  4. Fitness testing in the fall and spring


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