Curriculum

6th Grade

Employing the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities, Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment.

6th Grade Curriculum Overview

6th Grade Bible

1 year

Classical Bible stories come to life in this comprehensive Bible course designed to give your student a rich overview of the Bible, beginning with the creation and the Kingdom of Israel through the life of Christ. All lessons are geared toward a greater understanding of the Word of God while encouraging practical Christian living.

This course spans generations with topics including God's grand design, Abraham and his descendants, Joshua and the Kingdom of Israel, and Israel's captivity and restoration. New Testament instruction begins with the life of Christ, the ministry of the Apostles, and the contributions of Paul and culminates with his letters.

 

Topics explored:

  • Creation to Moses
  • Joshua to Ruth
  • The Kingdom of Israel
  • The Divided Kingdom
  • Captivity and Restoration
  • The Life of Jesus
  • The Followers of Jesus
  • The Apostle Paul

6th Grade English

1 year – available as an Honor course

This course communicates the importance of proper language use and the value of reading. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a number of literary forms including fiction and nonfiction, news and propaganda, poetry, and advertising. Reading, grammar, vocabulary, and literature are integrated to round out the subject matter.

Literacy has a new meaning in the digital age. Not only do students need to learn the English language, but they must be able to communicate using technology. In this course, students examine media and its presence in God's universe.

 

Topics explored:

  • Elements of Grammar
  • Grammar Usage
  • Writing Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Newspapers and Propaganda (Honors Only)
  • Literary Forms
  • Reading for a Purpose
  • Reading a Novel
  • Poetry
  • Bible Literature (Honors Only)

6th Grade History

1 year – available as an Honor course

This course is a comprehensive overview of world geography, continents, and world development in which students visit and learn about culturally diverse countries as they investigate the mysteries of their histories. Through a look at the land and the people who live there, students are introduced not only to modern-day culture but are able to trace its origin to the events and movements that molded it.

As students learn more about people, places, and cultures outside of the United States, they will also study the land and its geography with an emphasis on latitude and longitude, the hemispheres, and regional differences and similarities. Biblical materials infused throughout coursework help students to discuss and evaluate theories, practices, and events from a Christian perspective.

 

Topics explored:

  • World Geography
  • The Cradle of Civilization
  • The Civilizations Of Greece And Rome
  • Life In The Middle Ages
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Africa
  • Six South American Countries
  • Seven South American Countries (Honors Only)
  • Development Of Our World (Honors Only)

6th Grade Math

1 year – available as an Honor course

This course reviews arithmetic basics then builds on that knowledge to prepare students for pre-algebra. Study topics include number theory, factors, exponents, graphs, and probability.

From math facts to complex concepts, this dynamic, media-filled course reviews the math topics of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and geometry. In-depth lessons include statistics and metrics. This course includes interactive exercises and games to allow students time to practice and develop mastery.

Graphics, animation, and video clips help explain complicated numerical operations, factoring, graphing, and converting fractions. Students use their math skills in real-life situations and see God’s intentional order in the world around them.

 

Topics explored:

  • Data Analysis
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Ratios
  • Rates and Percent
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Rational Numbers
  • Equations and Functions
  • Numerical and Algebraic Expressions

6th Grade Science

1 year – available as an Honor course

From a Biblical perspective, students examine the human body, are introduced to chemistry, and explore space and the physical atmosphere. This course sparks a passion for science with lessons that incorporate biblical concepts and Bible verses into the curriculum, helping them to understand and appreciate God's relationship to the world in which we live.

Students will look at the world around them and examine the systems of the body, the molecular genetics of animals and plants, chemical structure, light and sound, and motion measurement.

 

Topics explored:

  • Plants
  • Systems of the Human Body
  • The Nervous System and Plant Behavior
  • Reproduction and Genetics
  • Chemistry
  • The Atmosphere
  • Motion
  • Earth and Space

6th Grade Electives

Middle School Electives

  Standard Electives
(Includes Offline Electives)
Premium Electives
(Includes All Paid Electives)
Bronze Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver+ Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Gold Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Diamond Up to 1.5 electives, including 1.0 premium electives at no extra cost*
Sapphire Up to 1.5 electives, including 1.0 premium electives at no extra cost*
*Includes Offline Physical Education; Health Quest can be assigned instead per counselor approval. Physical Education elective is required for grades 3-8.
Premium Middle School Electives
Bronze

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Diamond

Sapphire

Care2Rock Online Music Lessons (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Creative Kids Acting (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program (Grades 3-8) $650 per semester
$1,200 per year
$500 per semester
$900 per year
Premium World Language: French, German, Spanish (Grades 6-8) $500 per 0.5 credit
$750 per 1 credit
$400 per 0.5 credit
$650 per 1 credit
Premium World Language: Chinese, Latin (Grades 6-8) $850 per 0.5 credit
$1,350 per 1 credit
$750 per 0.5 credit
$1,250 per 1 credit

Health Elective

Health Quest

1 semester // Grades 4-8

This introduction to health basics focuses on topics such as personal health, wellness, and safety.

Offline Elective

Fine Arts Offline Elective

1 semester - 1 year // Grades PreK-12

Students may receive elective credit(s) for offline electives if taken under parental supervision/instruction in fine arts.

Physical Education Offline Elective

1 semester - 1 year // Grades PreK-12

Students may receive elective credit(s) for offline electives if taken under parental supervision/instruction such as sports and physical education.

Premium Electives

Online Acting Lessons with Creative Kids Acting*

1 semester-1 year // Grades K4-12

Designed for the students to have exciting adventures in expanding their creativity, building confidence, stretching the imagination, and developing reading and memorization skills.

Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program*

1 semester-1 year // Grades 3-8

One-on-one mentoring, evidence-based practices, specialized instruction, and project-based curriculum are designed to enhance higher-level thinking.

Not available during the 2022-2023 school year.

Online Music Lessons with Care2Rock*

1 semester-1 year // Grades K-12

Care2Rock offers virtual music lessons for 100+ instruments or vocals during which your student will meet one-on-one with experienced music teachers.

Premium World Languages

Middle School Chinese I*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This course introduces Mandarin, focusing on the four key areas of world language study listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Middle School Chinese II*

1 year // Grades 6-8

Chinese characters and pinyin are explored with specific practices to help students learn the characters.

Middle School French I*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This course introduces French, focusing on the four key areas of world language study listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Middle School French II*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This French course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

Middle School German I*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This course introduces German, focusing on the four key areas of world language study listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Middle School German II*

1 year // Grades 6-8

Continue learning German with reading and listening comprehension activities, multicultural presentations, and much more.

Middle School Latin I*

1 year // Grades 6-8

Learn Latin through ancient, time-honored classical language approaches, including repetition, parsing, and much more.

Middle School Latin II*

1 year // Grades 6-8

Engage with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages.

Middle School Spanish I*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This immersive Spanish course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Spanish language.

Middle School Spanish II*

1 year // Grades 6-8

This continuing Spanish course focuses on an authentic story, myth, or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures.


*Premium elective course; additional fees may apply.

Middle school students can enroll in five core courses and, at no additional charge, either:

  • A one-year standard elective course, or
  • Up to two one-semester standard elective courses

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