6th Grade Courses

Language Arts 1

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 6 students, using texts of appropriate complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.


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Unit 1: Overview: Sharing Our Stories

  • Learn about making inferences.
  • Learn about writing in chronological order.
  • Practice using context clues to define vocabulary words.
  • Use the four W’s to brainstorm details about an event from your life.
  • Use specific sensory details and exact verbs to describe an event from your life.
  • Learn to recognize and capitalize proper nouns.

Unit 2: Unit 2: Overview Reporting the News

  • Learn about main ideas and the inverted pyramid structure.
  • Practice a vocabulary strategy to help you find the correct meaning of multiple-meaning words.
  • Learn to evaluate events for news worthiness and details for importance.
  • Learn about varying sentence length and correcting run-on sentences.

Mathematics 1

In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

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Unit 1: Number Patterns and Algebra

  • Plan for Problem Solving
  • Divisibility Patterns
  • Prime Factors
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Order of Operations
  • Algebra: Variables and Expressions
  • Algebra: Solving Equation

Unit 2: Statistics and Graphs

  • Frequency Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
  • Circle Graphs
  • Stem and Leaf Plots
  • Mean, Median, and Mode

M/J World History

Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

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Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization

In Unit 1, we will explore various topics that will introduce you to a conceptual understanding of World History. The first lesson will introduce and refine your citation skills. It is important to take this time to fully understand the process of doing accurate research. More importantly, this lesson will help in your writing process, where research plays an important part.

Unit 2: New Directions in Government and Society

In Unit 2, we are introduced to a cornerstone of the ancient world: Ancient Greece. Ancient Greece took many concepts from ancient Africa and made them very widespread. These concepts include democracy, epic poetry, and hand-to-hand combat. You will also engage with some of the differences in the various societies within Greece, including an in-depth comparison of Sparta and Athens.


M/J Physical Science

Students in grade six continue to deepen their knowledge of the life, earth, and physical sciences through more complex investigations and explanations. The concepts they study become increasingly abstract in a developmentally appropriate manner to allow for the slow, incremental development of these cognitively complex ideas. Seventh graders also continue to develop their investigative skills by generating their own questions, recognizing and explaining the relationships among variables, and critiquing the conclusions that are drawn from scientific investigations.


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Unit 1: ​Introduction to Physical Science

  • Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
  • Scientists use tools to collect, organize, and analyze data while conducting investigations.

Unit 2: The Structure of Matter

  • Matter is described by its properties and may undergo changes.
  • Matter exists in various physical states, which are determined by the movement of that matter’s particles.
  • Matter can be classified into elements, compounds, and mixtures​.