6th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts / English

  • Writing, Grammar, and Usage
  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Drama (Stories; Shakespeare; Classical Myths)
  • Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography


  • World Geography (Spatial Sense; Deserts)
  • Lasting Ideas from Ancient Civilization (Judaism, Christianity; Greece and Rome)
  • Enlightenment
  • French Revolution
  • Romanticism
  • Industrialism, Capitalism, and Socialism
  • Latin American Independence Movements
  • Immigration, Industrialization, and Urbanization
  • Reform

Visual Arts

  • Art History: Periods and Schools (Classical; Gothic; Renaissance; Baroque; Rococo; Neoclassical; Romantic; Realism)


  • Elements of Music
  • Classical Music from Baroque to Romantic (Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann)


  • Numbers and Number Sense
  • Ratio and Percent
  • Fraction and Decimals
  • Computation
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Pre-Algebra


  • Plate Tectonics
  • Oceans
  • Astronomy: Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies
  • Energy, Heat, and Energy Transfer
  • Human Body (Lymphatic and Immune Systems)
  • Science Biographies
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