Grade 6 Homeschooling Curriculum

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Art       English       History       Math       Music       Reading       Religion       Science       Spelling       Vocabulary

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. Map Skills: Grade 6 supplements the course with lessons on using maps, latitude and longitude, finding places in the Eastern Hemisphere and world time zones.

Alternate Course: History of the Philippines

For our Filipino students, we have an alternate option: The History of the Philippines

This course is based on a fun narrative-style book from author Phillip Campbell, The Story of the Philippines: God's Rampart in Asia.

Teaching Textbooks Math 6 is an interactive online math course designed specifically for independent learners. The course contains a digital textbook, teacher lectures, and audiovisual step-by-step explanations of math concepts.

Though Seton recommends using the interactive online version, students can also successfully complete the course using the printed textbook alone, which can be purchased instead of, or in addition to, the online license.
In Teaching Textbooks Math 6, students study the following concepts: Whole Numbers, Adding and Subtracting Larger Whole Numbers, Simple Multiplication and Division, Long Multiplication and Long Division, Whole Numbers in the Real World, Fraction Basics, More on Fractions, Working with Factors, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Fractions in the Real World, Decimal Basics, More on Decimals, Decimals in the Real World, Percents, Geometry, Units of Measure, Graphing Concepts, and more.

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Alternate: Saxon 65 Home Study Kit

In Saxon Math 65 Home Study Kit, 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.

The materials for this course incur an additional fee. 

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. 

Book Report Options


  • Beorn the Proud
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • The Winged Watchman
  • Adam of the Road
  • The Good Master
  • Blue Willow


  • St. Dominic
  • St. Benedict
  • The Children of Fatima
  • St. John Masias
  • St. Philip of the Joyous Heart
  • Mother Cabrini Missionary to the World
  • St. Francis of the Seven Seas
  • St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus
  • St. Thomas More of London

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.

Earth Science for Young Catholics and Space Science for Young Catholics together make up the Grade 6 Science course.

Earth Science for Young Catholics opens with a thorough review of general science topics including the Scientific Method, and measurement, with a strong emphasis on the international metric system.  Newton’s Laws of Motion and his Laws of Universal Gravitation are presented to give students an understanding of the forces that shape the planet. Earth’s internal structure and Tectonic Plate Theory, as well as landforms, soil, saltwater, and freshwater are investigated.  Other topics include atmosphere, the biosphere, weather, and climate.  Extreme weather and natural events, and unusual landforms are sure to attract student interest. The book closes with a look at how populations meet their energy needs and discusses responsible stewardship of the environment.

Space Science for Young Catholics takes students on an excursion through the created universe, most especially our own solar system.  Topics include the history of space exploration, Earth’s moon and other solar system bodies, and a closer look at each planet.   The worktext moves outside the solar system to interstellar and even intergalactic space. Students are introduced to modern space advances, including the recent SpaceX program, and get a glimpse into possible future exploration. Space Science for Young Catholics highlights important contributions Catholics have made to mankind’s quest to understand the universe.

Alternate: Zoology 2 (Swimming Creatures)

In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Daychildren 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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