Sixth Grade

Curriculum units of study for sixth grade core classes.

English/Language Arts

Exploring Character Response

Narrative: Personal Narrative and/or Slice of Life

Weighing Experiences and Roles to Uncover Points of View

Argumentative: Commentary: Individual(s), Event(s), and/or Idea(s)

Creating Meaning: Tracking Specific Sentences, Chapters, Scenes, and Sections

Informational: Newspaper or Periodical

Reading for Problem-Based Inquiry and Research Design

Arguments of Problem-Based Inquiry and Research Design


Math 6

Reasoning with Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals


2D and 3D Geometry

Rates, Ratios, and Proportional Reasoning

Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane

Equations and Inequalities


Reasoning and Communication


Math 6/7

Reasoning with Positive Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals

Reasoning with Rational Numbers

Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

Ratio and Proportion

2D and 3D Geometry

Probability and Statistics

Problem Solving


Math 7/8

Real Numbers and Rational Number Operations

Reasoning with Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

Proportionality and Linear Relationships


Geometry - 2D and 3D

Statistics and Probability

Transformations, Congruence and Similarity

Exponents and Operations with Scientific Notation



When Properties Don't Add Up: Elements Combine to Create Compounds
(elements and compounds, models of matter)

A Tightknit Group
(states of matter, phase changes, and particle behavior)

Density Moves!
(density and its effects on natural processes; this is a PBL unit at our school)

Breaking Up and Making Up
(landforms and how they are formed by both constructive and destructive forces)

...And Not A Drop to Drink
(the water cycle at both global and local levels)

A Dynamic Balancing Act
(energy and matter flow within ecosystems)


Social Studies

Western Hemisphere: The Development of Cultures Over Time

Western Hemisphere: Economic Success and Political Change

Western Hemisphere: Exploring Geographic Issues


Outdoor Lab


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