Middle School
6th Grade

BIBLE

  • understand that the Bible is one continuous story   
  • identify Biblical history as God’s redemptive work   
  • understand Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promises  
  • recall who wrote the Bible, why it was written, where and when it happened, and what kind of books it contains   
  • learn and understand Paul’s encouraging letter to the church in Colossus and what it means to be a Christian  
  • learn and understand the Judean ministry of Jesus as he taught using parables  
  • recall the stories of Jesus’ triumphal entry through the Passover  
  • learn and understand the story of Pentecost and how the apostles began the spread of the gospel   
  • learn and understand the stories of Paul’s missionary journeys and letters to the churches   
  • read and learn about the book of Revelation   
  • understand the context of Biblical history in the world

 

MEMORY WORK

Weekly verses are assigned and are from the NIV Bible.


LANGUAGE ARTS

  • view language in its entirety as a gift from God requiring careful stewardship   
  • understand the unity and diversity of the carious components of English (writing literature, grammar, vocabulary, and speech) in the goal of effective communication   
  • appreciate different literary genres (short story, poetry, nonfiction, drama, novels)  
  • critique literature through scriptural principles and teachings   
  • demonstrate oral reading ability   
  • read a minimum of 2,000 pages of non-text novels for personal enjoyment   
  • prepare occasional reports on out-of-class reading   
  • comprehend content vocabulary, and expand vocabulary usage and knowledge   
  • understand and use basic spelling rules   
  • demonstrate and use knowledge of the writing process   
  • understand and apply the six writing traits in a variety of formal written assignments (personal narrative, expository, persuasive, and comparison/contract essays, along with poems, short stories, speeches, and letters)   
  • practice writing for differing audiences (teachers, classmates, parents, principals, and community figures)   
  • learn the research process and apply to a major research report, using available research tools   
  • use reference materials correctly   
  • identify parts of speech and use them correctly in writing   
  • demonstrate knowledge of sentence structure   
  • use public speaking skills while presenting a report on a notable person   
  • practice speaking in from of audience

 

MATH

  • view math as a gift from God; understand that mathematics demonstrates truthfulness and order because God was its Creator   
  • understand decimals and fractions in everyday applications   
  • apply the concepts of ratio, proportion, and percent   
  • know different strategies for mental math; apply estimation and approximation procedures   
  • compute with whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, integers, and percents   
  • determine equivalent forms of fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents   
  • apply measurement concepts including conversion within a system   
  • use the commutative and associative properties of addition and multiplication   
  • use the distributive property of multiplication; understand and apply the order of operation   
  • use prime numbers and factors   
  • compute the perimeter, area, and volume of geometric shapes and figures  
  • apply computational skills and problem-solving strategies to both real-world and non-routine problems  
  • construct and analyze graphs, charts, and maps

 

SCIENCE

  • understand science as the study of God’s creation  
  • understand weathering and erosion  
  • understand and use graphs to display and interpret data   
  • understand volcanoes and earthquakes   
  • understand water systems   
  • understand types, properties, and uses of minerals  
  • understand types of rocks and the rock cycle  
  • understand the structure of the earth   
  • understand meteorology and its basic concepts 
  • understand basic concepts of astronomy   
  • understand the environment and its parts, how humans can affect it, and how we can do positive actions to save the environment

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • recognize the sovereign hand and presence of God throughout all history   
  • review location of continents, countries, and major bodies of water   
  • know geographical terms   
  • understand the blend of physical features, natural resources, and nationalities that make our world unique  
  • learn about, understand the culture and know the geographical features of ancient civilizations: Asian – Middle Eastern – European – African-American   
  • realize the impact ancient civilizations have had on today’s world   
  • identify significant persons throughout history