6th Grade Course Descriptions
Two elements define classical education: a philosophy or world view and a pedagogical approach.
SAXON MATH COURSE 1: Saxon
This course is designed to help students develop skills in the use of mathematical operations, in problem solving as well as developing skills and understanding of the measurement concept. Students will understand fundamental concepts in algebra and will gain a comprehension of the use of statistics, data analysis, and probability.Students will be able to interpret and use information of problems to find their solutions and will develop their ability to explain mathematical procedures. The student will amplify his mathematical reasoning. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the practical use of mathematics, finding solutions to everyday problems.
The Saxon method has an effective system of assessment of the students’ knowledge. Much care is taken in the correction of the problem sets, for it is an opportunity to focus on the problems that are more difficult for each student. The center is based on a close evaluation of each student’s needs. Tests are given periodically.
FAITH AND LIFE 6: FOLLOWING CHRIST: Ignatius Press
Students learn about their Christian life of love, the law of God, their human frailty in following that law, and the means that God gives them to follow his law especially the graces received in the Holy Mass, by focusing the study of salvation history on typology in the Passover feast and the Last Supper, the students are brought to a deeper understanding of the Eucharist. Religion 6 concludes with a study of the last things in light of God's mercy and our hope for heaven.
Students develop an understanding of the mystery of Christ through age appropriate teachings on Church doctrine and scriptural references. All the sacraments are presented and special emphasis is given to the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
GOD'S GIFT OF LANGUAGE C, A Beka Book
The study of grammar is valuable in helping students to express themselves clearly and creatively. It enables them to think logically and develops analytic ability. Our English 6 Curriculum using God's Gift of Language C aids the teacher to reach that goal.
OBSERVING GOD'S WORLD, A Beka Book
Students will be presented with the universe as the creation of God. It presents God as the great Designer, Sustainer, and Lawgiver, without whom the evident design and laws of nature would be inexplicable. Photos, art and charts will clearly illustrate the science concepts being taught. Students will apply what they learn by doing projects and experiments both at home and at school. The topics include plants, invertebrates, forces of the earth, the universe, and the Solar System.
OUR CATHOLIC LEGACY I: Seton Hall Press
History 6 examines pre-historic times to the Age of Discovery. The students are introduced to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans and they will learn their contribution to western civilization. Then the students move into the Christian era and the threat posed to Christianity by the spread of Islam and the Vikings. The spiritual life of Europe in the Middle Ages is studied as well as how Modern Europe begins to emerge. Finally, the student learns how Christendom is cleaved asunder by the Protestant Revolt and meets the great Catholic saints who emerge at this moment.
GEOGRAPHY I , THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, and EUROPE: Memoria Press
Geography 6 covers the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, the area that constituted the ancient Roman Empire. Each region is explored in its historical context in “History’s Headlines,” as well as in the present in “Tour of Today.” Students will learn countries and capitals of today and relate them to the ancient lands of the Greeks and Romans, deepening their understanding of both the past and the present.
Spanish Level 1
SPANISH FOR CHILDREN, PRIMER B: Classical Academy Press
Spanish Level 1 uses the Spanish for Children B program from Classical Academy Press. This dynamic language program combines immersion-style dialogues and vocabulary with a study of grammar and the parts of speech as vital tools for the correct speaking and understanding of Spanish. The texts use lively chants to aid memorization of both grammar and vocabulary.There is a distinction between just learning common words and phrases, which is the approach of many Spanish programs, and knowing the language well enough to communicate correctly, fluently, and accurately. All teachers are native.
ART C, A Beka Book
Students will learn to master the artist's grid and other fundamentals using practical tips and instruction. This course covers topics such as: Textures, Contour, Depth Perception, Symbols, Shading, Colors and Color Value, Harmony and Contrast, Dimension and Symmetry.
Computer Science 6
EDUTYPING SECONDARY CURRICULUM
Students will learn (or improve) typing skills. EduTyping Secondary curriculum uses a traditional method of touch-typing and includes a series of interactive lessons that integrates updated pop culture content and keeps students interested and engaged.
Some of the topics students will be learning are: objects, function calls, arguments, loops, variables, arrays, for loops, function definitions, boolean conditions, until loops, if and if-else conditions, boolean operators, keyboard and mouse events.