Grade 6

Language Arts 6

This course eases students’ transition to middle school with engaging, age-appropriate literary and informational reading selections. Students learn to read critically, analyze texts, and cite evidence to support ideas as they read essential parts of literary and informational texts and explore a full unit on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Through the Looking Glass. Vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills are sharpened through lessons that give students explicit modeling and ample practice. Students also engage in routine, responsive writing based on texts they have read. In extensive, process-based writing lessons, students write topical essays in narrative, informative, analytical, and argumentative formats. In this full-year course, students develop a mastery of reading, writing, and language arts skills.

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: Fifth Grade Language Arts
  • Required Materials: None.

Math + 6 : Fundamentals of Geometry and Algebra

Students enhance computational and problem-solving skills while learning topics in algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics. They solve expressions and equations in the context of perimeter, area, and volume problems while further developing computational skills with fractions and decimals. The study of plane and solid figures includes construction and transformations of figures. Also in the context of problem solving, students add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative integers and solve problems involving ratios, proportions, and percents, including simple and compound interest, rates, discount, tax, and tip problems. They learn multiple representations for communicating information, such as graphs on the coordinate plane, statistical data and displays, as well as the results of probability and sampling experiments. They investigate patterns involving addition, multiplication, and exponents, and apply number theory and computation to mathematical puzzles.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Fifth Grade Math

Science 6: Earth Science

The Earth Science curriculum builds on the natural curiosity of students. By connecting them to the beauty of geological history, the amazing land forms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, and the newest discoveries about our universe, it gives students an opportunity to rK12te to their everyday world. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy
  • Earth’s minerals and rocks
  • Earth’s interior
  • Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and the movements of continents
  • Geology and the fossil record
  • Oceans and the atmosphere
  • The solar system and the universe

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutes If you teach Science twice a week, you can comfortably complete the program within a school year.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Fifth Grade Science
  • Required Materials:Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science 6: Advanced Earth Science

The K¹² Middle School Earth Science curriculum presents the fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Students explore amazing landforms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, the wonders of geological history, and recent discoveries about our universe. Practical, hands-on lesson activities help students discover how scientists investigate the living world. Students perform laboratory activities and a full unit investigation to learn about the application of scientific methods. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Mapping and maps of the earth
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • The interior of the earth
  • Plate tectonics and continental drift
  • Forces that shape the surface of the earth
  • Fossils and their importance
  • Oceans
  • Weather and climate
  • Resources, renewable and nonrenewable

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutesIf you teach Science twice a week, you can comfortably complete the program within a school year.
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Fifth Grade Science
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Life Science

Examining a broad spectrum of the biological sciences, Life Science is a two-semester course for middle school students that builds on basic principles of scientific inquiry and translates those skills to more complex, overarching biological themes. The course includes units that help students understand the definition, forms, and classifications of living organisms and learn to analyze the diversity of each unique group of living organisms. Other units introduce students to the structures and functions of cells, cell theory, and cell reproduction. These larger themes are then applied to other topics, such as genetics, Darwinian Theory, and human biology and health. An introduction of ecology draws all of these concepts together to examine the interrelationships that help to maintain life on Earth.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

History 6: American History B

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

World Cultures and Geography

Designed to introduce students to the study of geography, this course helps students master important concepts in physical and human geography. Comprehensive and organized by region, this two-semester middle school course helps students understand the Earth’s physical and human diversity. Students analyze population and settlement patterns and evaluate the ways that human activities modify the physical environment. While studying humans around the world, students compare development, standards of living, systems of government, and economic factors across the globe. In addition, students gain a rich understanding of global cultures and the historical factors that have shaped the world around them. All units in the course are parallel and include studies in physical and human geography, ancient cultures, regional studies, and modern issues.

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: None. All course materials are available online.

World History

Providing students with an opportunity to learn the diverse history that has shaped our world, this course delves into the evolution of civilization from the rise of ancient empires through the twenty-first century. Middle school students enrolled in this exciting and informative course investigate the development of medieval societies, the effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and the progress made during various periods of revolution, industrialization, urbanization, and reform. Over the course of two semesters, students analyze effects of political conflicts and social issues on the continuing development and interdependence among nations in the modern world.

Details:

  • Course Length: Two Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: None. All course materials are available online.

Art 6: American Art B

Following the time line of the K¹²’s History program (American History Since 1865), Intermediate Art: American B introduces students to the artists, cultures, and great works of art and architecture of North America, from the end of the Civil War through modern times. Students will:

  • Study and create various works, from realistic to abstract to nonrepresentational, including prints, clay sculptures, architectural models, and paintings
  • Investigate paintings in various styles, from Impressionistic to Pop. They learn about modern sculpture and folk art, and how photographers and painters have inspired one another. They examine examples of modern architecture, from skyscrapers to art museums
  • Create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying cityscapes by Edward Hopper and Stuart Davis, students make cityscapes with bold colors and shapes; and they make models of monumental sculpture inspired by Alexander Calder’s sculpture

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Music 6: Music Concepts A

This traditional music course teaches students the fundamentals of music as they rK12te to the piano key and a study of a select group of composers and their music. Students will complete lessons using Music Ace CD-ROM, student guides, and listening CDs. The lesson content is not online.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 34 Lessons – 34 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites:None
  • Required Materials:Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Middle School Spanish

Students begin their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each Unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin

Elementary French

The French Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on an immersive Diglot WeaveTM story, which runs throughout the course with weekly episodes beginning in English and each day weaving in more French. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media CultureGramsTM lessons covering cultural aspects of major French-speaking areas in Europe and across the globe.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin

Elementary German

The German Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on an immersive Diglot WeaveTM story, which runs throughout the course with weekly episodes beginning in English and each day weaving in more German. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media CultureGramsTM lessons covering cultural aspects of major German-speaking areas in Europe.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin

Elementary Latin

The Latin Elementary course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The content for each week is based on a You-are-there adventure story, which runs throughout the course with regular episodes. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented about significant practices or products of the Latin world or its influence on contemporary manifestations.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Requires Flash Plugin