Sixth Grade
RELIGION
This course focuses on the realization of God’s love made manifest by His laws, the Ten Commandments, and the sacrifice of the Mass. The course concludes with a closer look at the Last Things: judgment, heaven, hell, and purgatory, and the second coming of Christ.
LANGUAGE ARTS
A sound knowledge of grammar, the ability to read, analyze and appreciate good literature, and the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing comprise the foundation of the English Language Arts program. In all grades, essential skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for information and understanding, literary response and expression, analysis and evaluation, and, communication and social interaction will be developed.
MATH
A sound curriculum in mathematics consists of enabling students to become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and statistics.
EARTH SCIENCE
This course will introduce students to the broad workings of the field of science and the fundamental processes related to Earth and its functions. The components of the course will include geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. Students will explore the wonders of Earth within our solar system. The study of Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere will be emphasized. Students will appreciate the challenges of our contemporary global environment and learn to outline positive measures of action.
US HISTORY PART I
Students will study the foundation and development of the nation up to the time of Reconstruction. Included in this yearlong course are important concepts, such as the formation of a colonial government founded on Judeo-Christian principals, the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the English traditions of self-government. Studying the cause, course, and consequences of the early explorations through the War for Independence, the Civil War, western expansion, and Reconstruction are central to understanding how the principles of the American republic form the basis of a pluralistic society in which individual rights are secured.
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS
This course is a survey of visual arts. The curriculum is designed to expand basic understanding of the arts and of their importance in our cultural and social development. Topics may include; painting, drawing, sculpture, and art history.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The emphasis in this course is on increased fitness in the areas of cardio vascular endurance, flexibility and agility. Topics include team and lifetime sports such as football, baseball, volleyball, tennis, basketball and soccer.