Sixth Grade Curriculum


The purpose of Pre-Algebra is to provide the student with a full year of practice in the fundamentals of arithmetic while basic abstractions of beginning algebra are introduced. Students continue to practice math computation skills while making the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Pre-Algebra students will learn integers and how to solve 2-step equations in order to be prepared for algebra.

Course content includes:

  • Numerical Expressions and Factors
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Algebraic Expressions and Properties
  • Areas of Polygons
  • Ratios, Rates and Proportions
  • Integers and the Coordinate Plane
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Data Displays
  • Rational Numbers
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Percents

Earth Science

The objective of Earth Science is for students to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of earth science and be able to apply those concepts to the world around them. Students will be introduced to scientific approaches to problem solving and analysis and will be able to identify scientific methodology. Students will gain an understanding of laboratory safety, scientific measurements, and basic laboratory skills that will enable them to do experiments in the classroom. Students will learn to design controlled experiments and will be responsible for designing at least one laboratory experiment.

Course content includes:

  • Scientific Method and Measurement
  • Earth’s Structure and Features
  • Geologic Time Scale
  • Weather and Climate
  • Feature of Space

English 6

Students will continue the process of developing the powers of communication: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Style, grammar, mechanics, and syntax are studied through individual writing and editing, as well as practice exercises for reinforcement. Students improve oral communication skills through group discussions, as well as through individual projects and presentations. Journaling and annotation will be used not only as a reflective process but also as an inquiry-based process designed to encourage each student to question him/herself and discover new things about themselves. Through reading models and examples, the students can discover what makes effective writing-communicating with the reader. Research skills acquisition is also a strong component in this course. This course encourages autonomous learning and exploration as well as the growth of creative, reflective, and communication skills through practical work. In the transition from Lower to Middle school as well as further the improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to Essay Writing
  • Writing Activities
  • Literary Terms
  • Novel Studies
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Plays
  • Grammar
  • Journaling
  • Usage and Mechanics
  • Genre Study
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Research-based Projects
  • Mythology

Ancient History

Sixth Grade Ancient History is a basic introductory study of man from beginnings to early civilizations through early and major world religions. Students must examine how man created civilizations interacted with each other. Students are asked to make connections between today’s world and the ancient world.

Course content includes:

  • Prehistory
  • Mesopotamia
  • Judaism
  • Egypt
  • India – Indus River Valley Civilizations and Indo-Aryan Migrants
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • China
  • Greece
  • Rome and Christianity
  • Islam

Spanish 6

Grade 6 Spanish serves as a basic introduction to the Spanish language. An important part of the class is emphasis on conversation and culture since the goal is to have the students enjoy their study of another language and to teach them to be more open-minded to the world and the people around them.

Course content includes:

  • Spanish-Speaking Countries
  • Basic Greetings and Goodbyes
  • Definite and Indefinite Articles
  • Family Members
  • Pluralization
  • Classroom Vocabulary and Expressions
  • Possession
  • Subject Pronouns
  • Numbers 1-30
  • Adjective Vocabulary and Agreement
  • Telling Time
  • Animals
  • Days, Months, Seasons, Date
  • Food
  • Culture


Course content includes:

  • Computer Hardware and Operating Systems
  • Computer Softward Programs
  • Relationship Between Science and Technology
  • Social, Ethical, and Human Issues Resulting From Technology
  • Role of Technology in History
  • Informed Technological Design
  • Nature and Operation of Systems
  • Nature and Forms of Technology


The focus of the class is on public performance. Music skills are introduced throughout the literature being studied at the time. Music from all periods will be introduced. Students are expected to attend all performances. Grading falls heavily on class participation and performances.

Physical Education

Physical Education is a vital component for the development of a student’s physical, mental, and social well-being. It is our mission to provide an equal opportunity to our students, through planned activities, for physical development in the areas of strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, balance, agility, range of motion, and power. Our diverse program will allow students the opportunity to develop individual skills and introduce new, enjoyable experiences for life- long physical fitness and well-being.


This program relies on individual motivation and peer encouragement. The success of this program, and usefulness as a teaching tool, is enhanced when students implement the lessons learned into their daily lives.  Using a program called Eat Fit, health in 6th grade focuses on goal setting to promote healthier eating choices and fitness. The lessons in this curriculum were carefully selected to include issues most important to this age group. Each lesson includes nutrition basics, web based diet analysis, information about energy and calories, label reading, exercise, fast food, breakfast, and media influence. In this, students are given feedback on their eating and fitness habits. After analyzing their personal eating and fitness levels, students have the freedom to choose which aspects they would like to change. Based on current nutrition and physical activity research, the following are offered from which a goal can be chosen:

  • Improve Eating Habits
  • Increase Fruits and Vegetables
  • Reduce Fat
  • Increase Calcium
  • Increase Iron
  • Reduce Sugar