Sixth Grade

Students in sixth grade at Arma Dei Academy continue a chronological study of history and Bible; US History 1865-present. Great works of literature that integrate with the historical time period are read, discussed, and analyzed. Grammar and writing skills are sharpened and enhanced through direct instruction and on going teaching in the fourteen steps of the Progymnasmata.
Bible

Bible

Acts-Revelation (Veritas Press)

  • Pentecost
  • Conversion of Paul
  • Paul’s Missionary Journeys
  • Paul’s Arrest and Trials
  • Paul’s Letters
  • Peter’s Letters
  • Hebrews
  • John’s Letters
  • Revelation to John
  • Art Study: Martyrdom of St. Stephen (Dore), The Conversion of Paul (Caraggios), Last Judgement (Michelangelo)

    Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is a critical component of the curriculum.

      History/Geography

      History/Geography

      American History; 1865-Present (The American Journey)

    • Westward Expansion
    • The Industrial Age
    • The Progressive Era
    • World War I
    • The Depression
    • World War II
    • The Cold War
    • Civil Rights
    • Vietnam
    • The War on Terror
    • Supplemental Resources: Up from Slavery (Washington), I Have a Dream (King), Susan B. Anthony (Strong)

      Geography Us & European Geography
      Geography of the historical time period is taught concurrently with history and literature.

        Literature

        Literature

        American Literature

      • Little Britches (Moody)
      • Call of the Wild/White Fang (London)
      • A Cup of Cold Water (Farenhorst)
      • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Taylor)
      • The House of Sixty Fathers (Dejong)
      • Where the Red Fern Grows (Rawls)
      • A Wrinkle in Time (L’Engle)
        • Grammar

          Grammar

          Shurley English Made Easy

        • Master seven sentence patterns
        • Master parts of speech
        • Identify infinitives, gerunds, clauses, and participles
        • Identify dependent and independent clauses
        • Apply knowledge of grammar and composition
          • Latin

            Latin

            Latin for Children C (Classical Academic Press)
            Libellus de Historia (Moore)

              Vocabulary

              Vocabulary

              Worldy Wise 3000 Level 6

                Composition

                Composition

                Students learn how to use words to engage the imagination of the audience. They continue to improve written communication skills by employing the techniques of the Progymnasmata.

              • Fable: Imitation, Variation, and Paraphrase
              • Descriptive: To give a mental picture with words
              • Narrative: Action, Agent, Time, Place, Manner, Cause
              • Chreia and Proverb
              • Refutation and Confirmation
              • Impersonation
                • Math

                  Math

                  Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach 6a & 6b

                    Science

                    Science

                    Exploring Creation with General Science (Wile)

                    Students learn a biblical worldview as they explore creation through general science.

                    Students begin with a brief history of science from ancient times to present day.

                  • Scientific method used to analyze and interpret experiments
                  • Engineering design process of projects
                  • Labs and engineering projects correlate with curriculum and provide hands-on learning of specific content
                    • Music

                      Music

                      God Made Music 6 Composer Study
                      History of Music and Performance Excellence:

                    • Hymn and their composers
                    • History of music and instruments
                    • Standards of vocal and performance excellence
                    • Learn to critique self and group
                    • Music and composing of the studied historical period
                      • Art

                        Art

                      • Master the use of varied lines and shapes
                      • Practice guided drawing and painting techniques
                      • Create still life compositions using contour line drawing and shading of forms
                      • Draw and paint art from American history
                      • 3-D sculpture
                      • Complete canvas painting
                        • Physical Education

                          Physical Education

                          Students study applications of movement skills and knowledge to team physical activities.