GRADE_6

Curriculum Guide for Grade 6

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Mathematics

  • Exponents
  • Operation of powers
  • Set of the integers
  • Factoring
  • Fundamental operations with fractions, and decimals
  • Fundamental operations with compound denominate numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing common fractions and mixed numbers
  • Relationship between common and decimal fractions
  • Problems in percent
  • Properties, identification, and construction of geometric figures
  • Identification and measurement of angles
  • Concepts of similarity, congruence, and symmetry
  • Scale drawings
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Problem analysis
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Concepts of averaging and sampling
  • Use of calculators and computers
Language Arts

Language Arts

  • Reading silently and skimming
  • Critical reading skills
  • Introduction to mythology
  • Types of literature
  • Lyric, narrative, dramatic poetry
  • Listening skills
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Extending dictionary skills
  • Vocabulary building
  • Homonyms, synonyms, antonyms
  • Using roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Spelling
  • Concepts of noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb
  • Sentence structure
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Types of writing: narration, description, exposition, persuasion
  • Simple note taking
  • Writing outlines, letters, factual matter (reports, newspaper articles), verse (limericks, ballads), creative prose (diary, stories)
  • Bibliography building
  • Organization of a book
  • Using reference books and indexes
  • Using on-line information services, CD-ROM's, and other electronic reference materials
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Science

  • Classification of living things
  • Ecosystems
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Microbes
  • Algae and fungi
  • Human body
  • Food for growth and energy
  • Climate and weather
  • Recycling of resources
  • Elementary geology
  • Oceans
  • Electric and magnetic interactions
  • Electricity and its uses
  • Sound, light, and heat
  • Nuclear energy and radioactivity
  • Solar and geothermal energy
  • Conservation
  • Elements and compounds
  • Universe
  • Simple astronomy
  • Space and space travel
  • Scientific theory
  • Inventions and discoveries
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Social Studies

  • Global and regional studies
  • Countries and cultures of Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Europe
  • Native American cultures
  • The Roman Empire
  • Relationships among nations: customs, traditions and beliefs, political and economic systems
  • United Nations
  • Milestones in human achievement
  • Transportation and communication
  • World trade
  • Citizenship and social responsibility
  • World geography
  • Map and globe skills
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Health and Safety

  • Personal appearance
  • Dental health
  • Health maintenance
  • Our food supply
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Cure and prevention of common diseases
  • The heart
  • Accident prevention
  • Safety and first aid
  • The health professions
  • Understanding emotions
  • Coping with stress and anxiety
  • Preparing for puberty
  • Human reproduction
  • Substance abuse