Sixth Grade Curriculum

Oak Meadow’s Sixth Grade curriculum engages the emerging adolescent with dramatic stories of struggle and exploration.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Books

Ancient world civilizations provide the foundation for an integrated experience that weaves together the history, geography, literature, government, and art of ancient cultures. We encourage critical and independent thinking by challenging students to understand opposing viewpoints and to write from the perspective of different cultures and time periods. Grammar lessons and activities are woven into writing assignments and students expand their vocabulary and composition skills. Art explorations include sculpture, drawing, calligraphy, mosaics, marbling, costume making, and mask making.

Sixth graders study Life Science, including plant cell division and reproduction, plant classification systems, invertebrates and vertebrates, animal life cycles, ecosystems, and the human body. Emphasis is placed on using the scientific method to help students analyze their findings and to make connections between the overarching themes of the course. Students develop skills in objective observation and accurate recording of data.

Math 6

The Math 6 curriculum begins with a comprehensive review of all previous skills, including multidigit division and multiplication, and fraction concepts and processes. Students work with decimals, percentages, ratios, probability, and averages, as well as gain a solid introduction to the metric system and basic geometry.

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Sixth Grade Overview

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Write a research paper on Ancient Egypt
  • Draw a freehand map of the world
  • Interview a person from the Stone Age
  • Compose an adventure for Robin Hood
  • Make a miniature Renaissance fresco
  • Make up math problems using the Mayan number system
  • Research carnivorous plants
  • Dissect flowers

Sixth Grade Curriculum Materials

Ancient Civilizations/English 6
Basic Life Science 6
Math 6
Teacher Manual 6

Supplementary Materials
The Adventures of Robin Hood
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
Rainbow People

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