Semester Overview

Grade 6
Academic Year 2017/2018

English
Instructor: Maddie Barry

Textbook: Bold Moves G. 6
Harcourt School Publishers

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Introduce Students/Teachers

Play ice breaker games

Learn names and set goals for the term

 

2

Lesson 1: The comic

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Crestfallen, ecstatic, hysterical, incapacitated, lamented, mirth, perishable, ricocheted

3

Lesson 2: Song of the Sea

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

 

Emerged, frolicked, hovered, inquire, meandering, subtle, survey, tormented

4

Lesson 3: Tom Adams and Santa Anna

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Astounding, disbanded, exerts, replica, rigged, schemes, stabilize

5

Lesson 4: Babe in the Hall of Fame

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Astonishment, fumble, intense, lunged, luxury, propel, remedies, triumphant

6

Lesson 5: My Song

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Intimidating, calamity, composure, quandary, trepidation, hindrance ,sage, invaluable, steadfast, surpassed

7

Lesson 6: It takes two!

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

-Reading test comprehension

 

Fused, haywire, immobile, intonation, jest, sinuous, supple

8

Lesson 7: The Mixed-Up All-Stars

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Convince, defeatist, disown, ordinary, rejected, suit, treason

9

Lesson 8: The 1918 Epidemic

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Devoured, diagnosed, intercept, Lethal, plea, rendezvous, seeped

10

Review

11

Midterms

12

Lesson 9: The Volunteers

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Altitude, equipped, extent, hampered, overshadowed, rely, reserve

13

Lesson 10: Garter Snake

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

-Reading comprehension test

 

Confront, Sheepishly, culprit, alibi, justification, concede, confidential, scandal, unearthed, vying

14

Lesson 11: Stranded on the Ice

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

,Abundant, bearable, illuminates, phenomenon, refuge, thrive

15

Lesson 12: The Long Hike

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Blurted, ideal, pelting, perched, slunk, stranded, wedged

16

Lesson 13: Run for the Hills!

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Disoriented, haphazardly, imperative, optimistic, premonition, receded, remorse

17

Lesson 14: Hiking with Ace

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Acquaintance, cocky, gingerly, rank, retrieve, Stymied, terminal, winced

18

Lesson 15: Raven and the Tides

-Focus on vocabulary/spelling/reading

-Think critically about the new language

-Practice grammar and writing with weekly paragraph

 

Communal, dissatisfied, arduous, prudent, apparent, demands, stationary, entwined, bliss, indebted

19

Review

20

Finals

 

Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

Science Fusion: Ecology and the Environment

 

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Unit 1

Introduction to Ecology

●     Analyze and recognize the parts of an ecosystem

ecology, ecosystem, biotic, abiotic, species, community, habitat, biome, population, niche

2

Roles in Energy Transfer

●     Connect the roles of organisms to the transfer of energy in food chains and webs

energy, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, decomposer, food chain, food web

3

Population Dynamics

●        Explain how population size changes in response to the environment and interactions between organisms

carrying capacity, limiting factor, immigration, competition, emigration, cooperation

4

Interactions in Communities

●        Ability to predict the effects of different interactions in communities

●        Unit 1 Review

 

predator, prey, symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism, competition

5

Unit 2

Land Biomes

●        Describe the characteristics of different biomes that exist on land

biome, grassland, desert, taiga, tundra, coniferous tree, deciduous tree

6

Aquatic Ecosystems

●        Describe the characteristics of marine, freshwater, and other aquatic ecosystems

 

wetland, estuary

7

Energy and Matter in Ecosystems

●        Ability to explain the flow of energy and the cycles of matter in ecosystems

energy, matter, energy pyramid, carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, law of conservation of mass, law of conservation of energy

8

Human Activity and Ecosystems

●        Describe the effects of human activities on ecosystems

●        Explain the role of conservation in protecting natural resources

●        Unit 2 Review

urbanization, eutrophication, conservation, biodiversity, stewardship

9

Unit 3

Natural Resources

●        Recognize the types and uses of Earth’s natural resources

●        One day on Earth’s Support of Life- Unique properties of Earth make it possible for life to exist (Monday 3/7)

natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, fossil fuel, material resource, energy resource

10

Review

●        Go over Unit 1,2 reviews and part of unit 3

11

Midterms

12

Nonrenewable Energy Resources

●        Describe how humans use energy resources and the role of nonrenewable energy

energy resource, fossil fuel, nuclear energy, fission

13

Renewable Energy Resources

●        Describe how humans use energy resources and the role of renewable energy resources

energy resource, wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric energy, biomass, geothermal energy

14

Managing Resources

●        Understand the consequences of excessively using natural resources

●        Ability to explain the importance of managing and conserving natural resources

●        Unit 3 Review

natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, conservation, stewardship

 

 

15

Science Week

16

Unit 4

Human Impact on Water

●        Explain the impact humans can have on the quality and supply of fresh water

urbanization, thermal pollution, water pollution, eutrophication, point-source pollution, non-point-source pollution, potable, reservoir

17

Human Impact on Land

Human Impact on the Atmosphere

●        Identify the impact human activity has on land

●        Identify the impact humans have on the Earth’s atmosphere

urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation,

air quality, particulate, air pollution, greenhouse effect, smog, acid precipitation

18

Protecting Earth’s Water, Land and Air

●        Understand the importance of conserving Earth’s resources

●        Explain the effect good stewardship has on the Earth’s land, water and air

●        Unit 4 Review

conservation, stewardship

19

Review

20

Finals

Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

Science Fusion: Matter and Energy

Term 2

 

21

Unit 1

Introduction to Matter

Properties of Matter

●        Ability to relate mass, weight, volume and density to one another

●        Classify and compare substances based on their physical and chemical properties

matter, mass, weight, volume, density

 

physical property, chemical property,

electrical conductivity, solubility, boiling point, thermal conductivity, melting point, malleability

22

Physical and Chemical Changes

●        Ability to distinguish between physical and chemical changes of matter

physical change, chemical change, law of conservation of mass

23

Pure Substances and Mixtures

●        Distinguish between pure substances and mixtures

atom, element, compound, mixture, pure substance, heterogeneous, homogeneous

24

States of Matter

Changes of State

●        Model the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases

●        Describe changes of state in terms of attraction and motion of particles

solid. liquid, gas

 

freezing, boiling, sublimation, melting, condensation, deposition, evaporation

25

Unit 2

Introduction to Energy

●        Describe how energy is conserved through transformation between different forms

energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, mechanical energy, energy transformation, law of conservation of energy

26

Thermal Energy and Heat

●        Analyze the relationship between heat, temperature and thermal energy

 

●        Unit 2 Review

thermal energy, conductor, convection, heat, insulator, radiation, conduction, calorie

 

 

27

Review

28

Midterms

29

Unit 3

The Atom

●        Describe how the development of the atomic theory had led to the modern understanding of the atom and its parts

atom, electron, nucleus, proton, neutron, electron cloud, atomic number, mass number

 

 

30

Christmas Holiday

18/12-2/1

31

(The Atom Refresher)

The Periodic Table

●        Describe the relationship between the arrangement of elements on the periodic table and the properties of those elements

periodic table, chemical symbol, average atomic mass, metal, nonmetal, metalloid, group, period

32

Electrons and Chemical Bonding

●        Use atomic models to predict whether atoms can form bonds

chemical bond, valence electron

33

Scout Week

●        one day in classroom

 

 

 

34

Ionic, Covalent and Metallic Bonding

●        Describe the interactions between atoms in ionic, covalent and metallic bonding

●        Unit 3 Review

ion, ionic bond, covalent bond, molecule, metallic bond

35

Unit 4

Chemical Reactions

●        Use balanced chemical equations to model chemical reactions

chemical reaction, chemical formula, chemical equation, exothermic reaction, endothermic reaction, reactant, product, law of conservation of energy, law of conservation of mass

36

Organic Chemistry

●        Describe how carbon forms many of the molecules essential to modern materials and living things

 

●        Unit 4 Review

organic compound, hydrocarbon, organic acid, carbohydrate, polymer

37

Unit 5

Solutions

Acids, Bases and Salts

●        Summarize the characteristics of a solution

●        Understand the physical and chemical properties of acids, bases and salts

solution, solute, solvent, concentration, solubility

 

acid, base, salt, neutralizing reaction

38

Acids, Bases and Salts

Measuring pH (activity)

●        Understand the physical and chemical properties of acids, bases and salts

●        Discuss how acids, bases and salts are commonly used

●        Describe the pH scale and how it is used to classify a solution as either acidic, basic or neutral

●        Unit 5 Review

acid, base, salt

 

pH

39

Review

40

Finals

 

Mathematics
Instructor: Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Textbook: Go Math
Houghton Mifflin , Harcourt Publishing Company

 

Semester 1

 

Week Objective Keywords
1 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals

–          Divide Multi-Digit Numbers

–          Prime Factorization

–          Least Common Multiple

Prime factorization, prime number, divisible, least common multiples (LCM)
2 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals (continued)

–          Greatest Common Factor

–          Apply the Greatest Common Factor

–          Add and Subtract Decimals

Common factor, greatest common factor (GCF), factor
3 Ch.1    Whole Numbers and Decimals (continued)

–          Multiply Decimals

–          Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers

–          Divide with Decimals

Dividend, divisor, quotient, compatible numbers
4 Ch. 2   Fractions

–          Fractions and Decimals

–          Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals

–          Multiply Fractions

Mixed numbers, simplest form, equivalent fractions, common denominator
5 Ch. 2   Fractions (continued)

–          Simplify Factors

–          Model Fraction Division

–          Estimate Quotients

–          Divide Fractions

Dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder, inverse operation
6 Ch. 2   Fractions (continued)

–          Model Mixed Number Division

–          Divide Mixed Numbers

–          Fraction Operations

Compatible numbers, reciprocals, multiplicative inverses
7 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers

–          Understanding Positive and Negative Numbers

–          Compare and Order Integers

–          Rational Numbers and the Number Line

–          Compare and Order Rational Numbers

Integers, opposites, rational number
8 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Absolute Value

–          Compare Absolute Values

–          Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane

Absolute value, coordinate plane, x-axis, y-axis, origin, ordered pair, x-coordinate, y-coordinate
9 Ch. 3   Rational Numbers (continued)

–          Ordered Pair Relationships

–          Distance on the Coordinate Plane

–          The Coordinate Plane

Quadrants, line symmetry, line of symmetry
10 Midterm Exam Review
11 Midterm Exams
12 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates

–          Model Ratios

–          Ratios and Rates

–          Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables

Ratio, pattern, rate, unit rate, equivalent ratios
13 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates (continued)

–          Use Tables to Compare Ratios

–          Use Equivalent Ratios

–          Find Unit Rates

Equivalent fraction
14 Ch. 4   Ratios and Rates (continued)

–          Use Unit Rates

–          Equivalent Ratios and Graphs

Application, ordered pairs
15 Ch. 5   Percents

–          Model Percents

–          Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals

–          Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents

Percent, ratio, equivalent fractions
16 Ch. 5   Percents (continued)

–          Percent of a Quantity

–          Percents

–          Find the Whole from a Percent

Equivalent fractions, simplify
17 Ch. 6   Units of Measure

–          Convert Units of Length

–          Convert Units of Capacity

–          Convert Units of Weight and Mass

Conversion factor, length, meter, capacity, gallon, liter, pint, quart
18 Ch. 6   Units of Measure (continued)

–          Transform Units

–          Distance, Rate, and Time Formulas

Gram, mass, ounce, pound ton, weight
19 Final Exam Review
20 Final Exams

Mathematics

 

Semester 2

 

21 Ch. 7   Algebra: Expressions

–          Exponents

–          Evaluate Expressions Involving Exponents

–          Write Algebraic Expressions

–          Identify Parts of Expressions

 

Exponent, base, factor, numerical expression, order of operations, evaluate, algebraic expression, variable
22 Ch. 7   Algebra: Expressions (continued)

–          Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas

–          Use Algebraic Expressions

–          Combine Like Terms

–          Generate Equivalent Expressions

–          Identify Equivalent Expressions

Terms, coefficient, Like terms, equivalent expressions, commutative, associative, identity, distributive
23 Ch. 8   Algebra: Equations and Inequalities

–          Solutions of Equations

–          Write Equations

–          Solve Addition and Subtraction Equations

–          Model and Solve Multiplication Equations

Equation, solution of an equation, variable, algebraic expression
24 Ch. 8   Algebra: Equations and Inequalities (continued)

–          Solve Multiplication and Division Equations

–          Equations with Fractions

–          Solutions of Inequalities

–          Write Inequalities

–          Graph Inequalities

Inverse operations, subtraction, addition, division, and multiplication property of equality, Inequality, solution of an inequality
25 Ch. 9   Algebra: Relationships between Variables

–          Independent and Dependent Variables

–          Equations and Tables

–          Analyze Relationships

Independent variable, dependent variable,
26 Ch. 9   Algebra: Relationships between Variables (continued)

–          Graph Relations

–          Equations and Graphs

Linear equation
27 Midterm Exam Review
28 Midterm Exams
29 Christmas Prep Week
30 Christmas Break
31 Ch. 10 Area

–          Area of Parallelograms

–          Area of Triangles

–          Area of Trapezoids

 

Area, parallelogram, congruent, diagonal, right triangle, acute triangle, obtuse triangle, trapezoid
32 Ch. 10 Area (continued)

–          Area of Regular Polygons

–          Composite Figures

–          Figures on the Coordinate Plane

regular polygons, Composite figure
33 Ch. 11 Surface Area and Volume

–          Three-Dimensional Figures and Nets

 

Solid figure, net, face, edge, vertex, base, lateral face, prism
34 Ch. 11 Surface Area and Volume (continued)

–          Explore Surface Area Using Nets

–          Surface Area of Prisms Surface Area of Pyramids

–          Volume of Rectangular Prisms

–          Geometric Measurements

pyramid, polygon, surface area, lateral area, volume
35 Ch. 12 Data Displays and Measures of Center

–          Recognize Statistical Questions

–          Describe Data Collection

–          Dot Plots and Frequency Tables

–          Histograms

 

Data, statistical question, dot plot, frequency, frequency table, relative frequency table, histogram, bar graph
36 Ch. 12 Data Displays and Measures of Center (continued)

–          Mean as Fair Share and Balance Point

–          Measurement of Center

–          Effects of Outliers

–          Data Displays

Measure of center, mean, median, mode, outliers
37 Ch. 13 Variability and Data Distribution

–          Patterns in Data

–          Box Plots

–          Mean Absolute Deviation

–          Measures of Variability

Box plot, Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)
38 Ch. 13 Variability and Data Distribution (continued)

–          Describe Distributions

–          Misleading Statistics

Distribution
39 Final Exam Review
40 Final Exams

Social Studies

Teacher Neill

Term 1

 

Week

Objective

Keywords

1

Get acquainted and rules

 

 

 

2

(6B get acquainted)

1/1 The Law: What is a law? Why? Traffic Act

Law, Traffic Act, registration, notify

3

1/2 Civil Registration Act: Birth, death, relocation, identity Civil registration, relocation

4

1/3 Narcotics Act: what are narcotics, Narcotics Act, what is illegal with narcotics, purpose of Narcotics Act

1/4 Local/Municipal Laws: what are municipal laws, advantages of municipal laws, examples

Narcotic, manufacture, import, export, distribution, possession, consumption, advertising, Municipal, administration,

5

2/1 Thai Culture:  What makes up Thai culture? Types of culture – material and non-material

2/2  Cultural change: clothing, food, scientific and technology

2/3  Foreign cultures in Thailand, benefits/harmful

2/4 Cultural differences within Thailand: clothing, food, games

Facilitate, norm, culture, material

6

2/6 Thai Etiquette: respect, krab and wai, standing, walking, sitting, offering and receiving objects Etiquette, krab, wai

7

2/7 Preservation of Thai culture:  guidelines Ancestors

8

3/1 News and events in daily life

3/2 News and events from several sources

Event, fact, update

9

3/3 Advantages of news and events updating

3/4 Choosing and using news appropriately

 

10

Review  

11

Midterms  

12

4/1 Democratic activities: roles and duties of local administration and government, duties

4/2 Roles and duties of government: structure

4/3 Democratic activities:  how to participate

4/4 Voting under a democratic system

Decentralize, election

13

End of unit test  

14

5/1 Economics: Producers and consumers, responsible producers, sharp consumers Producer, consumer, economics

15

6/1 Economic Resources: what is a resource, economic resources

6/2 Efficient use of limited resources: recycling, sustainable resources

Resource, recycling, sustainable resources

16

7/1 Economic Relationships: Economic system and economic unit

7/2 tax

Compensate, severance

17

7/3 consumer rights and labor rights

 

 

18

7/4 Relationships between  producers, consumers and government to manage incomes, expenses, savings and inverstments  

19

Review  

20

Finals  

Social Studies

 

Term 2

 

21

Physical characteristics of Thailand, using geographic tools: Social map of Thailand man-made structures, agricultural map of Thailand, photographs as a geographical tool Precipitation, monsoon

22

Physical characteristics of Thailand by Regions: Northern, Central  

23

Continued from above: Western, Eastern Southern  

24

Climate in Thailand  

25

Natural Resources in Thailand  

26

Continued from above  

27

Review  

28

Midterms  

29

Special topic  

30

Christmas Holiday  

31

Physical characteristics and natural phenomena: floods and storms, earthquakes and tsunami  

32

Continued from above: monsoon and tropical cyclones  

33

Influence of physical characteristics on Thai geosocial  

34

Planning the use of natural resources Deterioration, extinction

35

Relationship between humans and the environment  

36

Deterioration of natural resource and environment  

37

Preservation of natural resource and environment  

38

Make a plan to use natural resources in community  

39

Review  

40

Finals

 

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