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6th GRADE CURRICULUM

Art – In this course, students will develop their artistic skills by using the artist’s grid to draw. They will also learn and develop several other fundamental concepts in art through study and practice.

English – Students will learn about independent clauses and compound sentences.

History – For the first time, students will learn about pre-history until the age of exploration. They will be introduced to ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Israelites, Greeks, and Romans. They will learn about the role of the Church in medieval times, and the crusades. Students will practice all of their acquired map skills as they learn ancient geography. Students will complete a report on a historical figure of their choice.

Math – Students will practice the order of operations using fractions and decimals. They will solve increasingly complex word problems, practice graphing and basic geometry. They will learn how to work with prime numbers, rations, square roots, and conversions.

Music – Students will continue to learn new songs related to the celebration of the Mass and the liturgical year.

Reading – Students will continue to read for both enrichment and pleasure as their skills develop. Students will read biographical works about the saints and develop analytical skills. Students will complete a report on a saint whose biography they have studied.

Religious Education – This course will explore the deeper truths of the faith with emphasis on the Creed, Commandments, prayer, the Sacraments and the Mass. Students will also spend more time studying the Old Testament in preparation for studies on the New Testament.

Science – Students will learn about habitats and ecosystems. Students will also learn about algae, fungi, amphibians, and other unusual but important organisms. Students will also begin learning about health, specifically the core body systems, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems. Students will complete a report about a major organ in the body. A special emphasis will be placed on the pre-born child.

Spelling – Students will continue to practice spelling words from various subjects they are studying.

Vocabulary – Students will learn new vocabulary words, enhancing their reading ability. Games and exercises will reinforce their lessons.