ERIC Number: ED459947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Grade Six Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade Six curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards emphasize the student's evaluation of the effect of common stereotypes and propaganda techniques. Students will cite evidence to support generalizations in all content areas. They will write to summarize and to review prior learning. They will explain the role of cultural and historical periods on a piece of literature. Mathematics standards enable students to identify fractions and decimals and use them to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Students will solve problems involving geometry, measurement, and probability. They will explore algebraic thinking and solve simple algebraic equations. The science standards include the study and use of methods for testing the validity of predictions and conclusions. Students will compare and contrast the relationship among living things. They will explore the concept of change through the study of transformations of energy, matter, forces, electricity, and magnetism. The social studies standards build on the study of the world and include lessons relative to early civilizations and to the countries of the world. Students will compare ancient civilizations and cultures, create various maps, locate various geographic features and explain their relationships within the ecosystem. They will describe ways that historical events have influenced national and global settings. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.