A. Course Description:
Sixth Grade prepares students for the Logic/Dialectic stage of education by expanding and solidifying the facts, tools and critical thinking skills developed in the previous years.
B. Course Objectives and Methods:
Through reading, writing, reciting, discussing, debating, singing and note-taking, the students will gain an understanding of and appreciation for the truth of beauty of God's world. Most subject content is organized and integrated around the theme of Antebellum America to the mid 20th Century.
C. Course Goals:
Students will be able to do the following:
- Discern the general worldview of a given piece of literature;
- Outline the storyline of a novel;
- Discern the elements of a story;
- Compose coherent paragraphs and essays according to the Progymnasmata's Chreia and Maxim;
- Understand, memorize and apply passages of Scripture and questions from the Shorter Catechism;
- Analyze various principles of energy and motion;
- Spell and write proficiently using "Spell to Write and Read" techniques;
- Analyze the consequences of beliefs in history;
- Discern God's providential oversight of history;
- Present written and oral reports on Civil War Battles.
D. Sample Student Texts:
Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles; Babbit's Tuck Everlasting; Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry; Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare; ten Boom's The Hiding Place; Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel; Grant's Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt; Orwell's Animal Farm; etc.
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