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Our full curriculum is presented in my books. Any resource you may find unavailable, an alternative is recommended in my books. I also describe in detail how to construct your own study guides there as well.

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6th Grade Overview
Language Arts








Grammar, Book/Literature Reading, Poetry study, short story, Speeches, Short Story writing, journal writing, poetry writing.

Some of the resources we used

Steck Vaughn Language Skill Book: Capitalization And Punctuation (Language Skill Books)
Steck Vaughn Language Skill Books: Nouns Verbs And Sentences (Language Skill Books)

Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Paragraphs (Language Skill Books)

Grammar Smart, 2nd Edition (Smart Guides) by Princeton Review
Essentials of English Grammar by L. Sue Baugh

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition (The Core Knowledge Series)- E.D. Hirsch
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series) - E.D. Hirsch

How To Write Poetry Scholastic Guides by Paul Janeczko
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach Robin Behn & Chase Twichel

Listen & Read Emily Dickinson's Selected Poems (Dover Audio Thrift Classics Series)
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories by William Bennett
The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process by Peter Elbow
Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for Kids Library) by Nancy Lamb

Literature Reading (Abbreviated Booklist)
Total number on booklist: 21

The Red Pony (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) - John Steinbeck
The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemmingway
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
The Midwife's Apprentice (rpkg) (Trophy Newbery) - Karen Cushman
Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library) Shakespeare
The View from Saturday- E.L. Konigsburg
The Education of Little Tree - Forrest Carter

Geography, World Culture, Social Studies, World History, US History

Geography : Africa,Caribbean, Europe

World Culture: Native North Americans, World Religions.

Social Studies: World Governments , Economics

World History: European France,The British Empire.

US History: U.S. Reformation & The “Gilded Age”

The Weekend Crafter: Gourd Crafts 20 Great Projects to Dye, Paint, Cut, Carve, Bead and Woodburn in a Weekend by Ginger Summit
African History for Beginners (For Beginners) Herb Boyd
Cultural Atlas of Africa (Cultural Atlas of)

American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Selected and Edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Oritz
Indian Boyhood By Ohiyesa By Charles A. Eastman
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series) - E.D. Hirsch
What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition (The Core Knowledge Series)- E.D. Hirsch

Video (Abbreviated List)
Biography - Fidel Castro: El Comandante (A&E DVD Archives) [A&E Video]
Biography - Joseph Stalin: Red Terror (A&E DVD Archives) [A&E Video]
Fuhrer: Rise of a Madman MPI Home Video

Basic Economics by Karl Biedenweg (Mark Twain media workbook)

A History of US: Book 7: Reconstruction and Reform (1865-1896) (History of U.S., Book 7)
A History of U.S.: Vol 8, Age of Extremes (A History of Us)
from the series A History of US (10 Vol. Set)by Joy Hakim

Science & Technology
Basic Physics

Basic Chemistry, The Principles of Alchemy


Healthy Living

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition (The Core Knowledge Series)- E.D. Hirsch

Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots by William Gurstelle
THE ROBOT INVENTOR'S HANDBOOK by Gregory Vogt and Deborah Shearer
Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices by William Gurstelle

Stephen Hawking and the Mind of God by Peter Coles
Teaching Physics with Toys: Activities for Grades K-9
Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms by Benjamin Erwin.

Astronomy: Looking at the Stars (Innovators Series No 9) by Susan Wills, Steven R. Wills, Jenna Anderson
Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun (Science for Every Kid Series) by Janice VanCleave
Our Basic Chemestry helpers are here.
Video (Abbreviated List)
NOVA: Runaway Universe WGBH/Boston
A Brief History of Time
The Astronomers, PBS Video

Principles of Alchemy from Merlin's Academy
Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Chemistry: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit (VanCleave A+ Science Projects Series) by Janice VanCleave,
Cool Chemistry: Great Experiments with Simple Stuff,
A Handbook to the Universe: Explorations of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time for Beginning Scientific Thinkers by Richard Paul
Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) Clifford C. Houk

Mathematics Stanford EPGY Mathematics, Math-U-See - Advanced math course Stanford EPGY Mathematics Grade 6

Stanford's Education program for Gifted youth no longer exists. There are other math programs now that I recommend in my book.
Art/Art History

Art History: Impressionism , Various Artists:
Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir and their work. Studies of impressinonist styles through different exercises.

Art Projects:landscape paintings

Great paintings of the western world by Allison Gallup
How to Draw What You See (Practical Art Books)by Rudy De Reyna

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919: A Dream of Harmony by Peter H Feist

Monet: Vida y Obra by Birgit Zeidler

MONET by Frank Milner

Vincent Van Gogh: Life and Work (Art in Hand) by Dieter Beaujean

Introduction To Painting Landscapes Technique by Ted Gould

(A great packet for Instructors from

Foreign Language Spanish Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
Physical Education Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts, Snow Skiing, Soccer  


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