Curriculum

6th Grade

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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

Bible Studies

1 year

Classical Bible stories come to life for your sixth-grade students in this comprehensive Bible survey course designed to give 6th graders a rich overview of the Bible, beginning with the creation and the Kingdom of Israel, through the life of Christ, culminating with lessons on Revelations. 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 descendents, Joshua and the Kingdom of Israel, and Israel's captivity and restoration. New Testament instruction begins with the life of Christ, the contributions of Paul and the apostles, and culminates with Revelations. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 6th Grade Bible enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Creation to Moses
  • Joshua to Samuel
  • The Kingdom of Israel
  • The Divided Kingdom
  • Exile and Restoration
  • The Life of Jesus
  • The Followers of Jesus
  • The Apostle Paul
  • Hebrews and General Epistles
  • Revelations

History/Geography

1 year – available in Honors

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 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. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 6th Grade History and Geography enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • World Geography
  • The Cradle of Civilization
  • Greece and Rome
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance and World Wars
  • The Byzantine Empire and Europe
  • Africa
  • South American Countries
  • The Development of Our World

Language Arts

1 credit – available in Honors

6th Grade Language Arts communicates the importance of proper language use and the value of reading with technology-based lessons built to enrich the learning experience for your students. 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, meeting the rigorous requirements expected by students and their parents.

Literacy has a new meaning in the digital age. As important as learning the language, students must be able to communicate digitally through the use of technological devices. In this course, students examine the media and its presence in God's universe. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 6th Grade Language Arts enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Sentence and Parts of Speech
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Reading and Analysis
  • Developing Writing Skills
  • Writing for a Purpose
  • Fiction vs. Nonfiction
  • Better Reading for a Purpose
  • Literary Devices and Poetry
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Language and Literary Form

Math

1 year – available in Honors

From whole numbers to fractions, 6th Grade Math 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. Interactive exercises and games allow students time to practice and develop mastery. Appealing graphics, animation, and video clips help explain complicated numerical operations, factoring, graphing, and converting fractions.

Topics explored:

  • Whole Numbers and Algebra
  • Data Analysis
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Fraction Operations
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • Probability and Geometry
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Integers and Transformations
  • Equations and Functions

Science

1 year – available in Honors

Sixth-grade students examine the human body, are introduced to chemistry, and explore space and the physical atmosphere as they progress through lessons and experiments in this engaging course. This course sparks a passion for science with lessons that incorporate biblical concepts and Bible verses into the curriculum, helping them to understand God's relationship to the world in which we live.

This science course was designed to be academically rigorous, promote digital literacy, and give students a biblical science perspective. Guided by their teacher, students will look at the world around them and examine the systems of the body, molecular genetics of animals and plants, chemical structure, light and sound, and motion measurement. The course units include text-based lessons, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation. 6th Grade Science enriches the educational experience for Christian-school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

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

Middle School Electives

Career Exploration I

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Examine work, lifestyle, and career options before entering high school.

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Career Exploration II

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Introduction to five technology-related career fields.

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Career Exploration III

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Explore more technology-related career fields.

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Chinese I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to Mandarin, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Chinese II

1 year // Grades 6-8

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

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Civics

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Discover the many facets of America's government, ranging from the Bill of Rights to the role of religion within government.

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Consumer Math

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Simplify personal money management and navigate the math concepts that make up the economy.

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Family and
Consumer Science

1 year // Grades 6-12

Students prepare for the potential challenges of transitioning to adulthood.

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French I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to French, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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French II

1 year // Grades 6-8

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

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German I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to German, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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German II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Provides new reading and listening comprehension activities, multicultural presentations and much more.

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Health Quest

0.5 credit // Grades 4-7

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

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Keyboarding
and Applications

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Practice proper keyboarding techniques; increasing speed and accuracy over time.

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Latin I

1 year // Grades 6-8

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

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Latin II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Engage with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from Virgil and many more.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Personal Financial Literacy

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Students learn to build a solid foundation for future finances, including life skills such as, budgeting and investing.

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Principles of Coding

1 semester // Grades 7-8

Introduction to computer science, one of today's fastest growing career fields.

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Spanish I

1 year // Grades 6-8

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

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Spanish II

1 year // Grades 6-8

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

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State History

1 semester // Grades 7-8

Make history come alive through this exploration of the cultural tides and events that have shaped your state.

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