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6th Grade

Health

·         Personal Health and Well-Being

o   Identify the importance of significant friends and adult mentors in a child’s life

o   Discuss drug misuse and list refusal skill to help control drug misuse

o   Discuss the importance of good self-esteem relating to body image

·         Communication Skills

o   Know how to use a variety of communication skills

o   Practice conflict resolution and mediation skills

o   Describe positive ways to interact with a person who has a disability

·         Mental, Emotional, Social, and Physical Development

o   Discuss the importance of personal hygiene

o   Discuss weight management and eating disorders

o   List positive and negative responses to criticism

o   Discuss positive and negative effects of peer pressure

Religion

·         Books of the Old Testament

·         Common heritage of Christians and Jews

·         History and tradition of other faiths and religions

·         To understand that the Church is “the people of God” on earth and the sign of God’s presence in the world today

·         To acquire knowledge of the doctrines of the Church in an age appropriate manner

·         To develop an appreciation of and participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church

·         To develop an appreciation of the Scriptures as God’s inspired word

·         To form their conscience according to the teaching of the Church so that they can make correct moral decisions

·         To cultivate a reverence for “all” of life and respect for the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of sexuality

·         To realize as Catholics, students have a responsibility to become actively involved in the mission of Church as servant to the world

·         To know and recite important prayers, develop a prayer life, and be provided with experiences for various forms of prayer

Language Arts

·         To develop proficiency with a full range of strategies and skills for comprehending a variety of texts and for thinking critically, creatively, and analytically

·         To read a variety of genres with comprehension

·         To read for a variety of purposes including pleasure, obtaining information, enrichment, and as a means to becoming a lifelong learner

·         To apply comprehension strategies in speaking activities

·         To write to solve problems, discover, record, develop, and reflect on ideas

·         To understand the writing process (six trait writing)

·         To use rules for correct usage, capitalization, and mechanics to clarify and enhance meaning

·         To understand patterns and rules of spelling in the English language

·         To develop active and critical listening skills

·         To adjust use of spoken language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes

·         Speaker’s motive, bias, and point of view

·         Literary elements:  Allusion, flashback, foreshadowing, irony, mood, point of view, symbolism

and theme

·         Writing process used in compare/contrast, classification, research, and narrative essays

Math

·         To understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, and relationships among number systems

·         To understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another

·         To use operations and properties to determine equivalence and to solve problems

·         To understand patterns, relations, and functions

·         To represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols

·         To use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships

·         To analyze characteristics and properties of two and three dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about relationships

·         To use properties of two and three dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about relationships

·         To estimate measures and quantities reasonably

·         To formulate questions that can be addressed with data:  collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them

·         To understand and apply basic concepts of probability

·         Geometry (area, perimeter and volume)

·         Formulas and equations

·         Integers

·         Percents

·         Square, square roots, and ratios

·         Single and double-bar graphs, circle graphs, and line graphs