Sixth Grade Curriculum


  1. Operations with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents (Including Percents Greater Than 100% and Improper Fractions)
  2. Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Unit Rate
  3. Prime and Composite Numbers, Factors, Multiples, Greatest Common Factors, Least Common Multiples
  4. Ordering Rational Numbers, including Integers and Absolute Value; Coordinate Plane Graphing
  5. Applications Of Properties (e.g., Commutative, Associative, Inverse, Identity)
  6. Algebraic Expressions, Independent and Dependent Variables
  7. Solving Linear Equations and Linear Inequalities
  8. Geometry: Area of Regular and Irregular Polygons, Special Quadrilaterals, Right Triangles
  9. Geometry: Surface Area and Volume of Rectangular Prisms, Cylinders and Pyramids
  10. Organizing and Interpreting Data; Measures of Central Tendency (Mean, Mode, Median, Interquartile Range)
  11. Probability: Spinners, Number Cubes, Coins, Random Drawings, Counting Principle


  1. Scientific Inquiry
  2. Laboratory Equipment and Safety
  3. Motion and Forces
  4. Solar System and Its Components
  5. Gravitation and Space Phenomena
  6. Earth Phenomena Caused By The Sun’s Energy
  7. Life Science—Regulation and Behavior
  8. Life Science—Populations and Ecosystems
  9. Science and Technology
  10. Resources and Environmental Change
  11. Great Scientists
  12. Current Events In Science

Social Studies

  1. Human and Physical Geography
  2. Land Use (e.g., Preservation, Development, Modification)
  3. Map Skills
  4. Physical and Human Characteristics Of Places and Regions
  5. Five Themes Of Geography
  6. Economic Concepts; Scarcity and Economic Systems
  7. Modern Forms Of Government
  8. Elements of Cultures
  9. Cultural and Social Institutions
  10. Kentucky History and Geography
  11. U.S. and World Geography
  12. People and Events from 2010 to the present
  13. U.S. Presidents

Language Arts

  1. Literary Devices and Techniques
  2. Vocabulary: Spelling and Definitions
  3. Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots
  4. Parts of Speech and their Functions
  5. Grammar: Mechanics and Sentence Structure
  6. Newbery Award Winners
  7. Classic Children’s Novels
  8. Award-winning Contemporary Young Adult Novels
  9. Award-winning Contemporary Young Adult Nonfiction, including Biographies
  10. Famous Poets and Poetry, Poetic forms
  11. Short Stories–Authors, Titles, Characters, Themes
  12. Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales

Arts and Humanities

  1. Elements Of Art, Principles Of Art Design
  2. Art Processes and Media
  3. Great Artists and their Works: Emphasis on Rembrandt, Monet, Dali, Gauguin
  4. Elements Of Music
  5. Musical Instruments and Families
  6. Great Composers – Emphasis on Beethoven, Bach, Wagner
  7. Elements Of Dance
  8. Dancers and Choreographers
  9. Elements Of Drama and Age-appropriate Broadway Plays
  10. Historical and Cultural Contexts Of Art, Dance, Music and Drama
  11. Mythology: Emphasis On Greek/Roman
  12. Cultural Icons 1990-present
  13. World Religions; Great Religious Leaders In History
  14. National Landmarks