6th Grade

In Social Studies students will engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Students   develop their understanding of historical and geographical concepts.  Throughout the year, an emphasis is placed upon the ability to read, write, research, and think using the methodology of the historian. Our social studies textbooks are aligned with the Common Core Standards to  ensure all students are college and career ready. Students investigate the history, culture, and geography of various civilizations including those in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, Africa, China, India, and the Mediterranean.

 

In English Language Arts, students will apply skills they have acquired in the earlier grades to read and interpret more challenging texts. Independently and within group settings, students will read a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They will also learn to respond to these texts in a variety of ways, including written and verbal methods. Students will use writing to entertain, inform, describe, and persuade. They will plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish narrative and expository writing.  Goals for writing include skillfully crafting 5 – 6 paragraph essays with 500+ words. Students will learn how to recognize and understand an author’s purpose by examining the content and development, the organization, and the quality of voice in their own writing and in the writings of others.

 

In Religion, students learn about the covenant God gave his Chosen People, the Israelites. Students learn about the fulfillment of the covenant in Jesus and his Church

 

The Earth Science course is designed to give all students an overview of common strands in earth science including, but not limited to, meteorology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, resources, and human impact on the earth. 

 

This 6th Grade Math is based on the Common Core Mathematical Standards and will focus on developing students understanding of the following concepts: 

 

  • Ratios and Proportional Relationships - Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
  • The Number System - Use previous knowledge to divide with fractions, multiply and divide multi-digit numbers, and find common factors and multiples.
  • Expressions and Equations - Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. 
  • Geometry - Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. 
  • Statistics and Probability - Develop understanding of statistical variability and be able to summarize and describe distributions.