Curriculum

Class Grade
Minerology
                         

Mineralogy | Main Lesson Block

Starts: August 22, 2017

The attributes and qualities of minerals, metals, gems and crystals are compared and explored.

6
Geometry
                         

Geometry | Main Lesson Block

Starts: September 18, 2017

Geometry develops out of the form drawing work done in Grades 1-5. The skillful use of more precise tools and terminology is developed.

6
Ancient Rome
                         

Ancient Rome | Main Lesson Block

Starts: October 16, 2017

This year we transition from ancient stories to modern history. Students are now ready to view history as a complex sequence of cause-and-effect relationships.

6
Economics
                         

Economics | Main Lesson Block

Starts: November 27, 2017

A wide-ranging study of economics from the dawn of civilization to present times. We will study the impacts that macro-economic trends have on individuals and society.

6
Astronomy
                         

Astronomy | Main Lesson Block

Starts: January 2, 2018

A geocentric and phenomenological approach to naked eye astronomy is emphasized. Constellations are observed, and stories about them from various cultures are told.

6
Physics
                         

Physics | Main Lesson Block

Starts: February 26, 2018

Acoustics, optics, static electricity and magnetism are studied through demonstrations and experiments. Powers of observation are developed, while jumping to premature conclusions is discouraged.

6
European Middle Ages
                         

European Middle Ages | Main Lesson Block

Starts: March 26, 2018

This year we transition from ancient stories to modern history. Students are now ready to view history as a complex sequence of cause-and-effect relationships.

6
Americas
                         

Geography of the Americas | Main Lesson Block

Starts: April 23, 2018

In this block, our awareness of “home” is extended to include all of North, Central and South America, as well as the nearby islands. The plants animals, and cultures of each region are studied.

6
                         

Standardized Testing | Main Lesson Block

Starts: May 21, 2018

During this block we will run through a battery of standardized tests.

6
Closing the year
                         

Closing the Year | Main Lesson Block

Starts: May 29, 2018

During this last, short block, we finish all our work, bind our main lesson books, prepare for our final assembly, move to our new classroom, and last but not leas—celebrate!

6
Stary Night
                         

Art | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Drawing with colored pencils continues using themes from our main lessons. Value is explored using black, white and grey, and shadow.

6
Music
                         

Music | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Choral singing. Music theory.

6
Sports
                         

Sports | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Team sports, such as basketball and vollyball.

6
Lotus
                         

Gardening | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Permaculture, Double Digging, Composting, Garden Design, Cobb Construction

6
Weaving
                         

Handwork | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Create a stuffed animal (designed and sewn by hand) The sixth graders are offered the challenge of making the shape of a three-dimensional animal out of cloth.

6
Woodworking
                         

Woodworking | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Students study the grain of tree growth patterns and the nature of wood. Shave Horses and other practical tools are constructed out of green wood.

6
Books
                         

English | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

We review much of the English grammar and punctuation studied in previous years. Students develop a strong sense for style through the use of conditional sentences and the subjunctive mood.

6
Espa´nol
                         

Spanish | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

The study of Spanish grammar, Latin American poetry, and reading in Spanish.  

6
Thinker
                         

Ethics | Specialty Class

Starts: August 21, 2017

Sixth grade students are capable and ready to confront complex questions of right and wrong.

6

Mathematics | Specialty Class

Starts: August 24, 2017
6