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The Sixth Grade


Based in Part on State of Hawaii Dept. of Education Requirements

Language Arts

English - Spelling - Vocabulary - Writing

  1. Extending dictionary skills
  2. Vocabulary building
  3. Homonyms, synonyms, antonyms
  4. Using roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  5. Spelling
  6. Concepts of noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb
  7. Sentence structure
  8. Diagramming sentences
  9. Cursive handwriting
  10. Types of writing: narration, description, exposition, persuasion
  11. Simple note taking
  12. Writing outlines, letters, factual matter (reports, newspaper articles), verse (limericks, ballads), creative prose (diary, stories)
  13. Bibliography building


  1. Exponents
  2. Operation of powers
  3. Set of the integers
  4. Factoring
  5. Fundamental operations with fractions, and decimals
  6. Fundamental operations with compound denominate numbers
  7. Multiplying and dividing common fractions and mixed numbers
  8. Relationship between common and decimal fractions
  9. Problems in percent
  10. Properties, identification, and construction of geometric figures
  11. Identification and measurement of angles
  12. Concepts of similarity, congruence, and symmetry
  13. Scale drawings
  14. Customary and metric measurement
  15. Problem analysis
  16. Interpreting graphs
  17. Concepts of averaging and sampling
  18. Use of calculators and computers


  1. Classification of living things
  2. Ecosystems
  3. Ecology and the environment
  4. Microbes
  5. Algae and fungi
  6. Human body
  7. Food for growth and energy
  8. Climate and weather
  9. Recycling of resources
  10. Elementary geology
  11. Oceans
  12. Electric and magnetic interactions
  13. Electricity and its uses
  14. Sound, light, and heat
  15. Nuclear energy and radioactivity
  16. Solar and geothermal energy
  17. Conservation
  18. Elements and compounds
  19. Universe
  20. Simple astronomy
  21. Space and space travel
  22. Scientific theory
  23. Inventions and discoveries


  1. Reading silently and skimming
  2. Critical reading skills
  3. Introduction to mythology
  4. Types of literature
  5. Lyric, narrative, dramatic poetry
  6. Listening skills


  1. Use appropriate vocal production and good posture to sing a variety of songs independently
  2. Practice playing small percussion and melody instruments to perform a variety of music independently
  3. Use a variety of small percussion instruments to play simple rhythms
  4. Memorize a variety of children's songs as well as old standards to perform
  5. Sing the pitches: So, Mi, La, Do, Re, high Do, low La, low So, Fa and Ti to develop listening skills
  6. Identify Major and Minor tonalities to develop listening skills



  1. From Adam to Abraham
  2. From Abraham to Moses
  3. From the Beginning of the Reign of David to the Reign of Roboam
  4. From the Time of Roboam to Jesus Christ
  5. Final Overthrouw of the Kingdom of Israel
  6. Decline of the Kingdom of Judah


  1. History of Jesus Christ
  2. His Birth and Infancy
  3. John the Baptist, Precursor of Christ
  4. The First Disciples of Jesus
  5. Jesus' Miracles
  6. The Sermon on the Mount
  7. Curing of the Lepers and More Miracles
  8. Sin Against the Holy Spirit
  9. Death of John the Baptist
  10. Jesus Promises to Give the Bread of Life
  11. Jesus Promises Peter the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven
  12. The Transfiguration
  13. Jesus Blesses the Little Children to Martha and Mary
  14. Jesus the Good Shepherd to Parables
  15. Jesus Foretells His Passion and Death
  16. The Last Supper to Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher
  17. Jesus Rises From the Dead to Jesus' Ascension

**Textbook Used


A. The Church in the Days of the Roman Empire (1-600)

  1. The Church Begins Her Mission
  2. The Church in Jerusalem
  3. The Church Among the Gentiles
  4. The Foundation of the Church in Rome

B. The Storms of Error and Persecution

  1. The Growth of the Church and Her Organization
  2. The Defense of the Church
  3. The Persecutions
  4. The Glory of the Martyrs

C. How the Glory of the Church Began to Unfold

  1. The State of the Church
  2. The Church Defines Her Principal Doctrines
  3. The Great Teachers of the West
  4. Christian Society, Its Priesthood and Government
  5. The Internal Life of the Church

D. The Church During the Ages of Faith

  1. The Barbarian Invasions
  2. The Conversion of the Franks
  3. The Conversion of Ireland and Scotland
  4. The Conversion of England
  5. The Conversion of the Germans
  6. The Church and the Mohammedans

**Textbook used



  1. The Age of Explorers
  2. The Forgotten Norsemen
  3. The Age of Discovery
  4. Christopher Columbus
  5. Amerigo Vespucci
  6. John Cabot
  7. Ponce de Leon
  8. Ferdinan Magellan
  9. Panfilo de Narvaez and Cabeza de Vaca
  10. The Seven Cities of Gold and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
  11. Fr. Juan de Padilla, America's First Martyr
  12. Hernando de Soto, Last of the Conquistadors
  13. The Martyrdom of Father Juan Baptista de Segura and His Mission
  14. Horses, the Forgotten Gift of the Spaniards
  15. The First Two American Cities: St. Augustine and Sante Fe
  16. Fr. Francisco Eusebio Kino
  17. Fr. Junipero Serra
  18. Giovanni Verrazano
  19. Samuel de Champlain and Jacques Cartier
  20. Isaac Jogues and the Blackrobes
  21. Blessed Kateri Tekawitha
  22. Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette
  23. Cavalier de LaSalle
  24. Lord Baltimore and Charles Calvert
  25. The Carroll Family
  26. Catholics in the Revolution
  27. Father Demetrius Gallitzin
  28. Sister Rose Ruchesne
  29. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
  30. Two Southern Justices: William J. Gaston and Roger Taney
  31. The Mountain Men
  32. The Indians Suffer
  33. The Alamo, the Forgotten Mission
  34. Father Peter De Smet
  35. Buffalo Bill Cody
  36. Stephen Douglas
  37. Saint John Neumann
  38. Sister Blandina and Kit Carson
  39. Anti-Catholicism in America - The KKK and the Know-Nothings
  40. Catholics in the Civil War

***Textbook Used



  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the basic elements of art
  2. Demonstrate their understanding of positive and negative space
  3. Further explore the composition of various art works
  4. Demonstrate art processes in a variety of medium - crayon, markers, colored pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, printmaking, paper mache sculpture, tempera painting, watercolors, and chalk
  5. Recognize the functions of art in various cultures
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Realism, Abstract, and Non-Objective Art
  7. Art History Appreciation Introduction

Physical Education


Hawaiian Studies


  1. **Bible History by Ignatius Shuster, published by Tan Books
  2. First Communion Bible St. Joseph Edition
  3. Understanding Numbers #6: Mathematics for Christian Living Series Rod and Staff Publishers, Inc.
  4. ***Our American Catholic Heritage by Rev. Albert J. Nevins, M.M., published by Our Sunday Visitor
  5. The Random House Dictionary
  6. **The Story of the Church by Rev. George Johnson, Rev. Jerome D. Hannan and Sister M. Dominica and published by Tan Books
  7. Voyages in English #6 Loyola University Press, Inc.


  1. Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg
  2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  3. The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
  4. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  5. Celebrating Christmas Around the World Edited by Herbert H. Wernecke
  6. Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge
  7. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. The Illiad and the Odyssey by Homer
  9. John Carroll: Bishop and Patriot by Milton Lomask
  10. John Paul II by George Sullivan
  11. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  12. Man of Molokai by Ann Roos
  13. Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
  14. Mother Theresa by Betsey Lee
  15. Saint Margaret Mary by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
  16. South American Wonder Tales by Frances Carpenter
  17. The Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Grahame

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