Sixth Grade Curriculum

Students will:
  • Participate in liturgical/sacramental celebrations and lead prayer
  • Locate books of the bible
  • Know important biblical figures/events
  • Read/retell saints lives
  • Discuss/raise questions of faith
  • Identify and compare synoptic gospels
  • Discuss holiness found in people today
  • Volunteer and participate in service
  • Know and participate in parish/community they belong to
  • Explore “solidarity with the poor”
  • Know and explain the four marks of the Catholic Church
  • Explain and appreciate the Judeo-Christian Heritage
  • Continued progress in learning and applying Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) terminology

Students will:
  • Evaluate how their families’ ethnic, social and religious customs have shaped them
  • Identify the physical traits and characteristics they have inherited
  • Appraise the impact of environment on their personal development
  • Assess importance of self-knowledge/self-esteem in achieving goals of lasting value
  • Demonstrate the importance of respect and good manners in all relationships
  • Recognize the wisdom/experience of the elderly members of society
  • Demonstrate responsibility with respect to the use of money
  • Explain Church teaching in regards to the expression of love and sexuality

Students will:
  • Participate in Lesson 1: Touching Safety
  • Participate in Lesson 2: Safe Friends, Safe Adults and Safe Touches
  • Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
  • Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family Rules

Students will:
  • Solve multi-step problems using a step-by-step problem solving method
  • Conduct research (locate, gather, analyze, conclude)
  • Use calculators, computers, and other technology to assist in problem solving and to create, evaluate and solve problems with graphs, charts and tables
  • Use standard and metric units of measure
  • Compare, order and use integers in solving algebraic equations
  • Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents
  • Study ratios, rates and proportions
  • Understand the basics of probability

Students will:
  • Use mass media (newspapers, magazines, internet, etc.)
  • Read, write, speak and listen for a variety of purposes.
  • Read and enjoy literature (novels, fiction, nonfiction); be able to do literature analysis
  • Read for meaning and to evaluate, interpret and draw conclusions in novels and other fiction and in textbooks, reference material, etc
  • Increase vocabulary and reading rate with recreational reading, multiple reading techniques and study skills
  • Write quality essays, narratives, explanations, stories, descriptions, poetry, and letters
  • Present interpretations and evaluations in groups and alone and to use imagery to entertain
  • Listen and view to process verbal information and to critically analyze speeches
  • Conduct research and cite sources (locate, observe/gather, analyze, conclude)

Students will:

  • Understand the difference between weather and climate and the effects they have on Earth
  • Solve problems using the scientific method (research, hypothesis, experimentation, analysis and conclusion)
  • Conduct research
  • Use scientific equipment appropriately
  • Apply knowledge of relationships between humans, environment, etc.
  • Understand the effects of weathering on the formation of soil.
  • Understand how erosion and deposition change Earth’s surface
  • Understand and identify layers of Earth’s interior and how plate tectonics change the placement of Earth’s continents
  • Understand how earthquakes occur and affect Earth’s surface
  • Understand the structure and importance of volcanoes on Earth surface
  • Understand and identify the composition of Earth’s atmosphere
Students will:
  • Describe what is known through archaeological studies of the early physical and cultural development of humankind from the Paleolithic era to the agricultural revolution
  • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush
  • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the Ancient Hebrews
  • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece
  • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of the early civilizations of India, China and Rome

Students will:
  • Understand and use power point programs
  • Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using technology
  • Use content-specific programs to support learning and research
  • Design, develop, publish and present projects to support curriculum
  • Be proficient at typing
  • Understand and use word programs
  • Understand and use spreadsheet programs
  • Understand how to utilize the internet to do research

MUSIC - Students will:
  • Learn basic terminology and note reading
  • Learn historical appreciation
  • Apply skills in preparation for liturgy

ART - Students will:
  • Be familiar with art based career choices
  • Possess an introductory understanding of theme, style, and technique
  • Use many media and materials, combine elements and principles to create art of purpose and aesthetic appeal
  • Create unique expressive products

Students will:
  • Participate in activities that promote physical fitness, body awareness, sportsmanship, and development of motor skills
  • Learn about proper nutrition
  • Participate and learn the fundamentals of organized sports
  • Participate in the Inland Catholic Schools League (ICSL) Fall and Winter sports’ teams


Catholic School

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

  To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
  --Pope Francis

9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737