6th Grade Curriculum - Term 1
American History (1865-1890)
Reconstructing America by Joy Hakim – Ch 1-37
(Pre-read 3 chapters per week as teacher background.
Assign as independent reading or read together and
TruthQuest History AHYS III – use commentary as
teacher background and discussion material.
Use TQ book list to set up a Book Basket of free reading.
Keep a history notebook or timeline book.
Create a reading log of books read.
alternate 2 weeks of grammar instruction with 2 weeks of
dictation and Calvert School Spelling CD
Integrate with American History using weekly
blackline maps & Trail Guide to US History
Memorize States/Capitals using games, software, songs
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
- Book Basket reading and additional selections as desired from Ambleside Online
Classical Composer - Johann Straus Jr.
Hymns (2) - tbd
Folk Song (1) - tbd
Keep a science notebook of vocabulary words, hand- drawn diagrams, reading lists, and labs.
Complete one major science project or participate in a
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit