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Glasser, Bobby
6th Grade Core
Jockisch, Debra
6th grade Core
Palmer-Collins, Katherine
6th grade Core
Raskin, Aenea
6th Grade Core
Reedy, Michelle
6th Grade Core
Waterman, Alison
6th Grade Core

6th Grade Core

6th Grade Core

English Language Arts

Core is an interdisciplinary class that helps students learn to analyze written and visual texts and present their thoughts effectively in writing and other forms of communication. To accomplish this goal, students

  • Read both literature and informational texts
  • Write arguments, informative texts, and narratives
  • Demonstrate command of standard English conventions when writing or speaking
  • Collaborate in discussions and group projects
  • Present knowledge and ideas in public speaking as well as multi-media presentations, in both formal and informal settings

Social Studies: Ancient History and Historical Thinking

Our goal is for students to master thinking, not just memorize content. Students learn about the lives of the earliest humans, the development of tools, the foraging way of life, the development of agriculture, and the emergence of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus River Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and the Mediterranean. They read written primary sources, investigate visual primary sources, and learn how to analyze multiple points of view, cite evidence from sources, and make claims based on that evidence in writing and speaking. We aim to help students understand the significance of the past and its relevance to the present and future.