Seventh-day Adventist Church Illinois Conference

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Grade 6


Repentance and forgiveness
Freedom of choice

Second coming
God highly values me
God is trustworthy

Growth of faith
Christian service opportunities
Decision making
Leadership skills
God's message to man


Realism and abstractions
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Mixing intermediate, secondary and primary colors
Positive and negative space
Emphasis, balance, unity

Hues, textures, and shapes in creation
Acquaintance with artists' lives and their works
Fabric comparisons: color, texture, design
Media experimentation
Proportion and perspective

Collage, paper Mace, block prints, enlargements
Organic and inorganic
Elements and principles of design
Print making
Construction and assembly 3-D
Still life
Neutral colors


Careers and impact on jobs
Central processing unit
Operating systems

Ethics and commercial programs
Entering and editing text
Block, copy, move, fonts

Fields, files, records, data entry
Update records, sorting, report preparation


Reading and Literature
Read at instructional level
Read independently for information
Word analysis: context clues, root words, prefixes and suffixes, accent marks
Comprehension: author's intent, skimming, scanning, inference, summarizing, paraphrasing, prediction
Variety of literature: classics, contemporary, multicultural
Compare literary forms and types
Analysis of media: point of view

Vocabulary and usage
Discussion and conversation
Reports and messages
Christian drama: audience awareness, empathy
Presence and behavior
Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly written work
Courtesy and appreciation
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, persuasive words, nonverbal cues

Composition, reports, letters, poetry, journal
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs, pronouns, demonstrative and predicate adjectives, negative adverbs, objects, prepositional phrases
Sentence types
Essays, news articles, and editorials
Study Skills and Reference
Note taking, outlining
Concordance and index
Library and media center: card catalog and computer access


Distributive, commutative and associative properties
Common and decimal fractions
Ratio and percent
Conversion standard and metric measurements

Geometric concepts
Word problems and applications
Charts and graphs
Fractions and mixed numbers: fundamental processes

Statistics: introduction
Multiplying by 2 and 3 digit multipliers
Dividing by 2 digit divisors
Multiplying, dividing with money, decimals


Dotted note rhythms
Simple syncopation
Double and triple meter patterns
Simple melodic patterns
Musical phrasing
Lines and space names of bass clef

Recognize and appreciate composers and their works
Symbols for sharp, flat and natural
Crescendo, decrescendo, diminuendo, ritardando, and accelerant symbols and meanings

Theme and variations form
Baroque period: instrumental, choral styles, and hymns
Keyboard, instrumental, and choral styles
Keyboard instruments: history
Hymn writers: i.e., Isaac Watts
Classroom singing


Motor skills: team sports, track, lead-up games
Fitness: testing, agility, running, jogging, cardiovascular endurance

Positive attitudes: self-worth, self-control, patience, responsibility

Concepts: strategies, history, sports
Interpersonal skills: cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, respect


God as creator and sustainer
Classification of living things
Fish, birds, mammals
Reptiles and amphibians

Ocean ecology
Meteorology, weather, climate
Personality and self-concept
Emotional health
Reproductive system
Development and birth

Waves of energy
Light, sound, heat
Substance abuse
Communicable diseases: TB, AIDS, measles



Westward expansion, colonial and pioneer life
Gaining world power
Cultural groups and diversity throughout history

National geography, natural resources, topography, map and globe skills
National history, people, places, and events

Neighboring countries
Democracy principles and doctrines
Governments: various nations
Economics and economic systems




+ Subjects may alternate for grades 5 and 6 and for grades 7 and 8. Materials are adapted to the appropriate grade level.