6th Grade Religion:
Sixth Grade Religion focuses on defining the Church as “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic” as is stated in the Nicaean Creed. The class also looks at the role of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church. The class examines early Christianity during the period of the Roman Empire, matching up with Social Studies. Finally, students are introduced to the idea of Catholic social teachings and social justice.
6th Grade Social Studies:
Sixth Grade Social Studies focuses on Ancient civilizations. The first trimester examines hunter-gatherers and their movement toward sedentary societies and culminates with a study of Mesopotamia. The second trimester focuses on the other River Valley Civilizations such as Egypt on the Nile, the Indian civilizations of the Indus and Ganges Rivers, and the Chinese civilizations of Huang He and the Yangtze Rivers. During the second trimester much of our time is spent examining Buddhism and Hinduism in India and Confucianism in Han China. The third trimester is dedicated to Western Civilization. It begins with Ancient Israel, followed by Ancient and Classical Greece, and ends with the Roman Republic. Students learn about Greek philosophy, the foundation of democracy in the Western world, and the creation and rise of the Roman Republic.