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6th Grade Overview

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Sixth Grade Overview

 

6th Grade Class Page

 

Big Question: What does it mean to be part of a society?

Culminating Project: As part of service learning, 6th grade students learn what it means to be an animal advocate in our society. We inform ourselves about issues affecting animals and learn ways to protect them and our natural world, their home.  As a culminating Spring service project, students inform our society of an animal advocacy issue through public education and civic action.

 

Core Classes

  • Social Studies: In 6th Grade Social Studies students experience the  “Greatest Hits of European History” to gain a sense of what life was like in societies of Europe’s past and how history has influenced European societies and world societies today.   More...

 

  • Language Arts: In Language Arts, students uncover the roots of Western literature. Beginning with Greek mythology, students will be asked to analyze how stories reflect societies, as well as how stories have been used as criticism of flawed societies. More...

 

  • Math: In mathematics, students use technology to analyze real world data using mathematics.  They create their own math wiki pages to display their mathematical work.  They use models to facilitate the transition of the concrete mathematical operations that they have learned in previous years into the abstract concepts of Algebra problem solving. More...

 

  • Science: 6th grade science studies ecology by examining important biotic and abiotic elements of the natural world. More...

 

  • Spanish: In Spanish students discover who speaks Spanish in the world by studying the geography of Latin America. More...

 

 

 

 

Enrichment Classes: 

These classes enrich the learning experience through a variety of topics and activities.

 

  • Visual Arts: The visual characteristics of a work of art are often influenced by the society in which it was created. In art class, students are asked to consider the visual arts in relation to European history and societies. More...

 

  • MusicThe primary focus in sixth grade music will be to enhance the curriculum through song and rhythm. More...

 

  • Middle School Fitness: Middle School Fitness introduces students to the Mind-Body-Spirit connection and explores the notion that a truly healthy person is one who understands and nurtures their mental, physical, and emotional being. More... 

 

  • Service: 6th grade service learning focuses on becoming Animal Advocates. Students participate in a variety of activities that allow them to learn about wild and domesticated animals and how to help protect them. More...

 

  • Dance: In dance class, students learn about the elements of dance, principles of choreography and dance vocabulary through creative movement and improvisation.  Students convey academic concepts from their core subject areas through interpretive dance. 

 

  • Gardening:  Students learn invaluable lessons about earth’s cycles, soil enrichment, growing vegetables organically, and the value of hard work.  In the fall students will grow one vegetable from seed with the intention of preparing a dish from it.  They will care for the crop by watering, weeding and then harvesting it.  Students then prepare a dish from the vegetables they have grown.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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