Grade 6 Homeschooling Curriculum
Grade 6 Lesson Plans
Art 6 for Young Catholics is a “How to” art workbook. Children learn to master the artist’s grid and other fundamentals using practical tips and instruction by expert artists.
The course covers topics such as: textures, contour, depth perception, symbols, shading, colors and color value, harmony and contrast, dimension and symmetry.
In English 6 for Young Catholics independent clauses and compound sentences are introduced. Sixth graders improve their skills in punctuation, parts of speech, elements of a good paragraph, and sentence diagramming.
Students then display these skills in letters, speeches, dramatizations, and paragraphs. In paragraphs about Scripture passages, students move beyond summarizing the material, and use examples to support their own conclusions about what they have read.
In Our Catholic Legacy, Volume I, students travel from pre-historic times to the Age of Discovery. They are introduced to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, the Christian era and the threat posed to Christianity by the spread of Islam and Viking raiders.
They study the crusaders, St. Patrick, the spiritual life of Europe in the Middle Ages, the Protestant Revolution, and the great Catholic saints who emerged from it. Maps, Charts, and Graphs F: Eastern Hemisphere supplements the course with lessons on using maps, latitude and longitude, finding places in the Eastern Hemisphere and world time zones.
In Saxon Math 65, students develop their competency in the four basic operations using fractions and decimals. They exhibit skills in basic geometry and graphing and greater accuracy and understanding in problem-solving.
Students learn prime and composite numbers, ratios, square roots, measurement and unit conversion, the properties of operations, and how to determine perimeter, area, and volume.
For music, in We Sing and Harmonize, children learn a collection of over 100 songs including music for every liturgical season and parts of the Mass.
Students work with Faith and Freedom readers: This Is Our Heritage and A Book of Valor. They continue to build their skills using the Reading 6 for Young Catholics: Comprehension and Reading 6 for Young Catholics: Thinking Skills workbooks. Four book reports are required, continuing the same format the student practiced in grade five.
For the assigned books in the first two quarters, topic sentences are provided for book report paragraphs. In the third and fourth quarter reports, students rely on their own writing and analytical skills to write topic sentences. Click here to see your book report options. Simply specify which titles you would like in the comments section of the online enrollment.
The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 2 and Religion 6 for Young Catholics expand the student’s understanding of the truths of the Faith with a focus on the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments, Prayer, and the Mass.
In Bible History for Young Catholics: The Old Testament, the student learns about major events, people, and teachings in the Old Testament from the time of the Judges to the Roman conquest of Palestine.
In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, children learn about the incredible world of swimming animals. Topics covered include aquatic mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, mollusks, cephalopods, cnidarians, echinoderms, sponges, tubeworms, and more.
For health, students study the digestive system, the circulatory system, and the respiratory system in Health 6 for Young Catholics with special emphasis on the pre-born child.
In Spelling 6 for Young Catholics, students learn their spelling words in 36 lessons by various exercises and then read them in paragraphs covering saints and Old World history.
There are also exercises in alphabetizing and syllabication of words.
Each lesson in the Vocabulary 6 for Young Catholics text begins with a reading selection to learn new vocabulary words or different meanings of words. Each reading section contains 15 new vocabulary words. Several types of exercises help teach alternate meanings.
Exercises include memorizing words and meanings, looking up words in a dictionary, identifying words in a list, comparing similar words and contrasting opposite words in sentences, and identifying words in a crossword puzzle. Students learn that the meaning of a particular word may change when it is used as a different part of speech.
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