Curriculum Guide - 6th Grade
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Category: 6th Grade

English 6

In sixth grade Language and Literature, students enhance their skills in four core areas: analysis, organization, producing text, and using language. We read four core texts: Wonder by RJ Palacio, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Outsiders by SE Hinton, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. With each of these texts, we explore themes of courage, kindness, loyalty, freedom, and the importance of staying true to yourself. Each book also focuses on the variety of ways you can be an upsta... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Ancient History, Grade 6  

In Sixth Grade students look at present times through Ancient History. Through directed units of inquiry, students learn the major theme of social studies: People, places, environments, culture, global connections, continuity and change. The year picks up where Fifth Grade ended, studying the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, then continues study of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance Period, the Age of Enlightenment and the Age of Exploration. Etymology is also incorporated as a yearlong voca... Read More
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Math 6

Sixth Grade Math focuses primarily on four areas. First, the sixth-grade math student will continue to build on fifth-grade fractional concepts and relationships and expand on their understanding of fractional division. In addition, the student will extend their understanding of the number system and quantities to include working with rational numbers such as signed integers. They will also apply reasoning about order and absolute value with regard to the location on the coordinate plane. Als... Read More
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Earth Science, Grade 6

Sixth-grade students will be learning Earth and Space Science. The Earth and Space Curricula includes three major sections: Geology, Weather and Climate, and Space. Throughout the year, students will actively engage in these three topics in conjunction with the MYP Year 1 science curriculum. While exploring geology, students will have the opportunity to explore major geologic topics including, but not limited to, the rock cycle, mineral and rock identification, geologic mapping, plate tectoni... Read More
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Mandarin, Grade 6

The 6th grade students are going to review lessons have taken before, and they will keep learning phonetic and writing system (including Chinese radicals and strokes). The course continues to learn the Chinese language and culture with themes and subjects that are relevant to their daily lives. The course focuses on students becoming fluent speakers, more sophisticated listeners through building reading comprehension and the creation of short essays. The online lessons and activities will mak... Read More
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Spanish, Grade 6

In 6th grade, students will focus on the three modes of communication-interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive. Students learn how to say what they like and do not like to do, where they are from, describe themselves and others, identify people and things, how they feel, what must do, how often they do it, classes, classroom objects and daily schedules They are able to discuss a range of topics such as their favorite activities, their family and friends, celebrations, and vacation plan... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

French, Grade 6

The MYP French Grade 6 course allows the students to develop a basic level of French language acquisition and explore the cultures of French-speaking countries. Lessons will include grammatical structures, commonly used vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and pronunciation. Instruction focuses on the development of the students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in French. The year is organized into main units such as: greetings, hobbies, school life, weather and time, family an... Read More
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Visual Arts, Grade 5 - 8

Trimester Course , Grades 5-8  Visual Arts courses in Middle School at Lausanne encourage learning around the creative cycle – an ongoing process of sensing, planning, creating and evaluating work. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design focus on developing the foundation for creative ideas. In addition, students will use various media such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handicrafts. Also, students will learn about art history and artistic techniques/processes to investig... Read More
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Theatre Arts I

Trimester Course    In sixth-grade Theatre Arts, students build on their theatre experiences by sharpening their pantomime skills and telling their own stories through audio theatre. Sixth-grade students will also learn to adapt, stage and perform Readers' Theatre.   Read More
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Concert Band

This course offers the opportunity to further instrumental music or band instruction begun in Middle School. Students will also continue their study of basic music theory skills, the keyboard, and music history. As students elect to continue the study of music, the student will be presented with greater challenges technically and musically. Emphasis is placed upon technical development and authentic stylistic interpretation of literature in addition to understanding the elements of music (i.e... Read More
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Design Curriculum – Grades 5 – 8

As a part of the interdisciplinary approach within the Middle Years Programme, the Design Model is integrated into the delivery and assessment of all core subject material. Within all subjects, students will inquire and analyze, develop ideas, create solutions, and evaluate.  The Design instructor will work alongside Core Subject instructors to help support projects and labs which enhance the learning experience.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16