The 6th Grade Classical Curriculum


Continuing the curriculum path established in 5th grade, Gulf Pointe Academy's 6th grade curriculum utilizes Memoria Press' highly acclaimed classical liberal arts education model.  The cultivation of wisdom and virtue is accomplished in two ways:  first, through training in the liberal arts; and secondly, through a familiarity with the great books and the great thinkers of the Western tradition.


The liberal arts are the generalizable linguistic and mathematical skills that enable a person to excel in every academic area—as well as in the practical activities of life. In classical and medieval times, there were thought to be seven of these arts or skills: grammar, logic, and rhetoric (the “trivium”), as well as arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music (the “quadrivium”). The first three were linguistic arts, and the last four were mathematical. We would probably say today that there are more than just the four mathematic skills worthy of mastery, but the liberal arts remain the greatest summary of the skills a person should be expected to know in order to be accounted an educated person.


Through the study of the greatest that has been thought and said by Western writers and thinkers, we pass our cultural heritage on to our children. Western civilization is made up of three elements: the Greeks, the Romans, and the Hebrews—and the coalescing of these three cultures into what later became known as Christendom, the Christian civilization that remained the dominant cultural force in the West until the early 20th century. A familiarity with the Greeks, the Romans, and, most importantly, the Christian Bible is essential to understanding our culture.


The liberal arts are the “how” of education, and the study of Western culture is the “what”. A mastery of both of these is the best way to prepare a child, not only for college, but for life.

Complete Curriculum

Christian Studies IV

Classical Composition III: Chreia & Maxim

English Grammar Recitation IV

Famous Men of Greece

Third Form Latin

Greek Alphabet

Biology

Book of Trees

The Trojan War
Anne of Green Gables
The Bronze Bow
The Hobbit
Horatius at the Bridge

Rod and Staff Grade 6 Math

Spelling Workout Level G Student

Story of the World Vol 4

Read-Aloud Program

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Princess & the Goblin by George MacDonals
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevinio
Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke

Oliver Twist
Little Women
Tales from Shakespeare
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Princess & the Goblin
I, Juan de Pereja
Across Five Aprils
The Story of the Other Wise Man