SIXTH GRADE DEVELOPMENT
Sixth grade begins with the history of Rome. Like the hero Aeneas, the students depart from the ancient world and embark upon a journey in which they have to increasingly rely upon their own perceptions and thinking to arrive at greater understanding. The biographies of the early Romans and the struggles to create workable forms of representative government and the rule of law are of great interest to the pre-adolescent child.
The sciences of geology, physics and astronomy help the students to develop exact observation and to develop flexible thinking and living concepts which can expand and deepen as their ability to make connections grows.
In the study of business math and geometry, the students begin to see that there are inner laws which can help us to understand and represent reality, such as with graphs, grids and precisely drawn geometric figures. Like the people in the Middle Ages, the students in the final history block experience the contrast between the dark forces of feudalism, war, and plague and the preservation of beauty and learning in the monasteries, cathedrals and mosques of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Geography and Language Arts are woven in to support this rich curriculum.
SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM
SPANISH AND GERMAN