LANGUAGE ARTS 6

Summary of course content and activities:

Language Arts 6 includes five units with spelling, vocabulary, creative writing, and grammar activities throughout.

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Short Stories
  • Non-fiction & Ecology
  • Incident at Hawk's Hill
  • Poetry & Music

Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:

It is important for students to learn about and develop an appreciation for the communication ability that God has given us. This encourages students to become effective communicators and discerning readers. To accommodate a variety of learning styles, a variety of activities are provided.

Pre-requisite(s):

Language Arts 5

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

Provided by NSA:

  • Open Court Reading
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Incident at Hawk’s Hill
  • Language Power D workbook
  • Spelling Plus 6 workbook

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

Students should spend a minimum of 4 hrs per week on the lessons and activities.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

Students are required to submit a variety of assignments for marking. These include research projects, experiment write-ups, crossword puzzles, unit tests, etc. The grade is calculated as follows:

  • Participation 15%
  • Assignments 60%
  • Tests 25%

MATH 6

Summary of course content and activities:

This course consists of 36 lessons based on the Saxon math book. There are weekly hand in lessons as well as CD’s that are viewed on the computer to review each lesson.

Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:

Math 6 includes the study of the principles of mathematics. Through the study of math, learners are given an opportunity to explore and understand the orderly and systematic world that God created. They will become aware of the profound influence of math in their lives. Relating the study of math to what the learners already know, deem personally useful and consider relevant facilitates learning. Students learn math in relevant contexts and engage in meaningful activities. Students are encouraged to appreciate it as a mathematic endeavor with a practical impact on their own lives and on society as a whole.

Pre-requisite(s):

Students taking Math 6 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in Math 5.

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

Provided by NSA:

  • Saxon Math 76
  • DIVE CD

Purchased by student:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 especially Word and Excel
  • Scientific Calculator (approved graphing calculator is acceptable)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week’s lesson:

Students can expect to complete the course in about 4 hours per week over thirty-six weeks.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

There are three major grading periods. There is a test for many of the lessons. These tests compile 29% of the grade. There will be a final test and provincial at the end of this course.

SCIENCE 6

Summary of course content and activities:

Science 6 includes five units with hands-on activities.

  • Air & Aerodynamics studies the properties of air and how they relate to movement
  • Flight studies basic principles of natural and man-made flying objects
  • Sky Science studies objects in the heavens, including stars, planets, and moons
  • Evidence & Investigation studies the techniques forensic scientists use to gather evidence, including fingerprinting, chromatography, and tracks
  • Trees & Forests studies the individual types of trees as well as their part in the forest ecosystem

Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:

It is important for students to learn about and develop an appreciation for the world that God has created. This encourages students to become good stewards of natural resources and provides them with an understanding of Godâs awesome design in the world. To accommodate a variety of learning styles, a variety of activities are provided, including opportunities for students to do hands-on activities and experiments.

Pre-requisite(s):

Science 5

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

NO RESOURCES PROVIDED BY NSA

Purchased by student:

  • A variety of household materials such as salt, sugar, food coloring, etc. (materials list will be provided)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

Students should spend a minimum of 3 hrs per week on science lessons and activities.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

Students are required to submit a variety of assignments for marking. These include research projects, experiment write-ups, crossword puzzles, unit tests, etc.

SOCIAL STUDIES 6

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Democracy: Action and Participation

  • Historical Models of Democracy: Ancient Athens and the Iroquois Confederacy
  • Citizens Participating in Decision Making

Grade 6 Social Studies students will examine historical models of democracy by studying the ancient Athens society as well as the Iroquois Confederacy. They will learn about current municipal and provincial governments and will recognize the unique role that each play. They will also be challenged to recognize the importance of active and responsible participation as the foundation of a democratic society. A Biblical worldview will be reinforced with each concept.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Grade 6 students will learn how the importance of active and responsible participation as the foundation of a democratic society.

Prerequisites

Students taking Social Studies 6 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in Social Studies 5.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook Taking Part in Our Democracy

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

The Social Studies 6 program will require approximately 45-60 minutes of work each day, which includes reading and assignment work. The weeks are divided into 4 days of work

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

Course evaluation will be 70% daily assignments, and 30% tests and quizzes. Daily assignments will include comprehension questions, critical thinking questions, mapping, projects, research, group discussions, charting/graphing, and more. Tests will be completed using the on-line ExamView test format.

BIBLE 5/6

Summary of course content and activities:

Bible study is serious fun and students will use new techniques and learn basic skills in studying the Bible themselves.

Who should be taking this course? For whom is this course designed and intended?

The on-line course was designed specifically with grade six in mind, however, it can be used in a grade 5/6 split class or individual classes for grades 5 or 6.

Pre-requisite(s):

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

  • We alternate years. One year we use "God's Amazing Creation" to study Genesis 1-2 and "Digging up the Past" to study Genesis 3-11. And the next year we use   "Lord, Teach me to Pray"  and  "How to Study the Bible for kids"
  • NIV Bible - provided to Grade 5 students only

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

3 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

Assignments are 60% and memory work is 40%.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & WELLNESS 5/6

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Physical education 5-6 is designed to help students develop positive, daily physical activity habits. Health and life skills involve learning about the habits, behaviours, interactions, and decisions related to health daily living and planning for the future.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Since we can consider our bodies and relationship gifts from God, it is important to take care of them. Practice provides the tools necessary to take of these gifts well.

Prerequisites

Students taking PE-Health 5 or 6 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in PE 4 or 5.

Materials and Resources

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office 2016 especially Word and Excel
  • Bible

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Students can expect to complete the course in about 3 hours per week over thirty-six weeks. Two hours on the activity each week for the PE component and about 1 hour each week for the health component.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

There are three major grading periods. 70 hours of physical activity are required for the successful completion of this course.
The final mark at the end of the year is based on the following:

  1. PE log - 60%
  2. Assignments - 40%