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Sixth Grade

Curriculum units of study for sixth grade core classes.

English/Language Arts

Exploring Character Response

Narrative: Personal Narrative and/or Slice of Life

Weighing Experiences and Roles to Uncover Points of View

Argumentative: Commentary: Individual(s), Event(s), and/or Idea(s)

Creating Meaning: Tracking Specific Sentences, Chapters, Scenes, and Sections

Informational: Newspaper or Periodical

Reading for Problem-Based Inquiry and Research Design

Arguments of Problem-Based Inquiry and Research Design

 

Math 6

Reasoning with Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals

Expressions

2D and 3D Geometry

Rates, Ratios, and Proportional Reasoning

Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane

Equations and Inequalities

Statistics

Reasoning and Communication

 

Math 6/7

Reasoning with Positive Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals

Reasoning with Rational Numbers

Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

Ratio and Proportion

2D and 3D Geometry

Probability and Statistics

Problem Solving

 

Math 7/8

Real Numbers and Rational Number Operations

Reasoning with Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

Proportionality and Linear Relationships

Functions

Geometry - 2D and 3D

Statistics and Probability

Transformations, Congruence and Similarity

Exponents and Operations with Scientific Notation

 

Science

When Properties Don't Add Up: Elements Combine to Create Compounds
(elements and compounds, models of matter)

A Tightknit Group
(states of matter, phase changes, and particle behavior)

Density Moves!
(density and its effects on natural processes; this is a PBL unit at our school)

Breaking Up and Making Up
(landforms and how they are formed by both constructive and destructive forces)

...And Not A Drop to Drink
(the water cycle at both global and local levels)

A Dynamic Balancing Act
(energy and matter flow within ecosystems)

 

Social Studies

Western Hemisphere: The Development of Cultures Over Time

Western Hemisphere: Economic Success and Political Change

Western Hemisphere: Exploring Geographic Issues

 

Outdoor Lab

 

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