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Caleb's 6th Grade Curricula

{I'm not done with Caleb's 6th Grade Curricula yet. I'd like to add some pictures, so I'll be back to edit}

Caleb is our 3rd child. He is in 6th grade and just turned 11 in September. He absolutely loved our YellowStone vacation back in 2009 and would like to be a Forest Ranger when he grows up. Caleb is very observant of the world around him. He struggles a bit with reading, so this year I'm praying really hard that he'll improve. With using Creation to Christ I need him to be a little bit more independent, so we'll see how that goes.

My focus for this year with Caleb is to help him become more independent with reading the history portion and follow directions by reading the instructions with the History Project section of the Heart of Dakota~Creation to Christ program. I do want to join in and do some of the history projects but I would like Caleb to gather the supplies and sort of 'teach' me.

This year Caleb will use Heart of Dakota~Creation to Christ. I'm really excited about this.
Creation to Christ consist of the subjects for:
  • Classic Poetry from Robert Frost: read and share a new poem weekly, create a corresponding painting with copywork from the poem, and memorize one poem per quarter
  • Spelling: choice of three sets of dictation passages
  • Grammar Lessons using the Text Building with Diligence: English 4 
  • Bi-Weekly Creative Writing Lessons using Write with the Best: Vol. I by Jill Dixon
  • Literature Study using Drawn into the Heart of Reading 4/5
  • Bible Study of Genesis 1-11
  • Focus on Geography of the Bible Lands 
  • Corresponding History Readings
  • Prophecy Fulfillment Chart
  • Guided Written Narrations
  • Timeline Entries
  • Copywork: Quotes, Verses, and Literature Passages
  • Research Questions
  • Weekly Hands-on History Projects
  • Bible Passage Memory Work of Philippians 2 with CD "Bible Study in Stereo: Philippians 2"
  • Step-by-step sketching corresponding with Greece and Rome
  • Creation of a History Notebook
  • Oral Narrations
  • Mapping
  • Personal Quiet-time Bible Study of Old and New Testament stories
  • Choice of Read-aloud Options based on History Interest, Boy Interest, or Girl Interest
  • Corresponding Audio Overview of History with Diana Waring's What in the World Vol. I 
The science portion I may omit. I would like to focus on the human body this year using WinterPromise Human Body and Forensics
  • Exploring the History of Medicine
  • The Body Book
  • The Human Body for Every Kid
  • Detective Science
  • The Way We Work
  • WP Exclusive~Your-One-of-a-Kind Human Body Worktext 
  • The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body and Usborne Internet-linked First Encyclopedia of the Human Body. Both books are not part of WP science but I love all the pictures. It's easy enough to add in.
I don't think I can use both but I'll see what happens.
If we do go with Heart of Dakota Science this is what it will cover. I'll edit this if we don't use it by deleting what we didn't use at the end of the school year.
  • Weekly Science Experiments with written lab sheets emphasizing the scientific process
  • Weekly Science Notebooking
  • Weekly Science Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Biblical Application Questions 
Math, he will continue with Math-U-See. He is almost done with Epsilon and will move onto Zeta.

Foreign Language is undecided at the moment.

History books, some of these are meant for Caleb to read and others we will do *together:
The Story of the Ancient World
Ancient Greece Streams of History
Ancient Rome Streams of History
*Genesis Find Our Roots
*A Child's Geography Vol. 2~Explore the Holy Land
What in the World Vol. 1~Ancient Civilization and the Bible
Draw and Write Through History~ Greece and Rome: c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 395
Student Notebook Pages for Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ

History Read Aloud Book (books that I'll read to them):
Dinosaurs of Eden
The Golden Bull
Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Jashub's Journal: An Old Testament Law Story
God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah
Archimedes and the Door of Science
Cleopatra
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Traveling the Way
The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries

Books that Caleb is reading for Drawn into the Heart of Reading (I'll add these throughout the year):
Louis Braille (biography)

Physical Education~Family Time Fitness 3x a week.

1 comment

  1. I have a few of those same book choices on my list for Joshua:

    Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt
    Jashub's Journal: An Old Testament Law Story
    God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah
    Archimedes and the Door of Science

    Except, I have no idea how to fit in the read alouds. I'm still trying to get through a week of our regular program without feeling tired. LOL! But eventually, I'm hoping it all starts to settle down and seem familiar, and then we could add them in as read-alouds, hopefully.

    Good choices!

    Dee :)

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