This course will provide students with a study of world geography as we travel around the seven continents.  Lifestyles of various cultures combined with the physical and political land features will be examined as we study maps and current events pertaining to the many nations around the world.  Students will also learn about various historical events that have brought countries to their current position in the world today.  Vocabulary terms are identified and explained in each lesson to enhance students’ comprehension and reading ability.  Students will complete various assessments to demonstrate their learning of the countries found on each continent.   

Grade 6 Science includes the study of three basic branches of science which are Life Science, Earth Science and Physical science.  We will be focusing on the nature of science, ecosystems, natural resources, vertebrates and invertebrates, rocks and minerals, soil, weathering, erosion, and water.  Time will be given for envirothon topics when it pertains to the curriculum.

The Reading course in grade six will expand and improve the basic reading skills acquired in the elementary grades.  The major skills to be developed will be literal comprehension, interpretive reading, vocabulary development, and critical and creative reading.  Also incorporated in the course are the communication skills of writing and speaking.  Combining language arts with the basic reading will aid in maximizing student motivation and performance.

Course Selection Guide Description:
The Math 6 course is designed to cover all content in relation to the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards.  This course builds a foundation in concepts, procedures, and vocabulary that students will need in order to be successful in their future math courses.  The major concepts students will be taught are Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Relationships; Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; Computation of Multi-Digit Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing of Fractions; Integers and the Coordinate Plan; Expressions; Equations; Functions and Inequalities; Area, Volume, and Surface Area; Statistical Measures and Displays.

Course Goals:
In Math 6, students will work to improve their competency of operations with whole numbers, while transitioning to operations involving fractions, decimals, and percents.  Also, students will begin the shift to algebraic concepts through expressions, equations, and inequalities.  This will build a foundation in algebraic thinking that will be a necessity for future math courses.  Students are expected to work both independently and collaboratively to meet these goals.