6th Grade Theme: Change
The only constant is change. Sixth-grade students are in the midst of change, as is the world around them. Through this perspective of change, students will study the past, examine the present, and explore the seemingly endless possibilities for the future. These studies will enhance students' understanding of people, places, and events and help them develop creative thinking and decision-making skills.
In order to ensure a successful middle school experience, the Academic Stretch environment is designed to foster independent learning; develop organizational, study, and time management techniques; and promote self-advocacy. During the sixth-grade year, units of study may include autobiographies, inventions, forensics, presentation skills, and other relevant real world topics.
Sample Units of Study
Lives of Promise: "All About Me"
Philosophy: Changes in Thought
Changes Through Time
St. Louis Adventure: Past, Present, Future
Forensics: Using Science to Solve Crimes
Law & Justice
Future Problem Solving
Please Note: Not all units are offered at each middle school during any one school year. In addition, units may change based on student and teacher interests and learning experiences. Contact individual teachers for specific information about the units.