6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Packages
History is a story — the story of real people, real families, real adventures, real triumphs and defeats, and real cultures. There's no reason a good story — especially a story well told — should ever be boring! Sonlight’s sixth grade homeschool curriculum is all about fostering students' ability to think critically and make connections. This year, you have two options for History: American History or the Eastern Hemisphere.
There is no wrong choice for you and your sixth grader, it is an opportunity to connect and learn from very different perspectives. It has all the makings of a great year.
Choose your 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Package
Sonlight offers multiple curriculum packages, each completely customizable to meet your family's needs. Start by choosing one of the three options below, and customize online as desired. Need help choosing? Chat with an advisor.
*Percent off Retail Price. Preschool and Pre-K are unavailable as All-Subjects Packages as they have unique subjects specific to those age spans. A Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program includes a year's worth of history, geography, Bible, Readers, Read-Alouds, and an Instructor's Guide. An All-Subjects Package includes a History / Bible / Literature program, plus language arts, spelling (K-6), handwriting (K-3), math, science, and a Sonlight binder. Click here for the complete Scope and Sequence.
6th Grade Packages
Put together a customized program or select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family. Both History / Bible / Literature Programs and All-Subjects Packages include complete sixth grade lesson plans, schedules and notes in the included Instructor's Guide.
Start by selecting the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information. Need help choosing? Chat with a homeschool Advisor.
6th Grade History / Bible / Literature Programs
During your 6th grade year, you have the choice to study very different times and places in the world: American History, or our focused look at the Eastern Hemisphere.
If you choose American History, you'll be introduced to the "go-getters" that expanded our country, brought people together and created a country that was unlike anything seen before in the "old world" of Europe.
Or you can choose one of our most unique programs: a full-year exploration of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific in the Eastern Hemisphere program. Why would you choose this? Well, not only does a huge percentage of the world's population call the Eastern Hemisphere home, but ninety percent of all unevangelized people live there. As part of learning about other places, cultures, and ultimately God's heart of the whole world, we want you to be able to explore these rich and beautiful lands and peoples.
Sonlight's 6th grade homeschool curriculum will help your children develop and understand the world today by seeing how we got to where we are. It will help them understand their own and other's cultures by seeing the connections between history and today's world.
Start with the History / Bible / Literature program of your choice and add additional subjects. History / Bible / Literature programs can be used with multiple children. All History / Bible / Literature programs include a 15% discount off of retail.
6th Grade All-Subjects Package
All-Subjects Packages offer the convenience of an all-in-one boxed curriculum but provide the flexibility of customization for your specific needs or multiple children. And you get all that for a 20% discount!
Additional 6th Grade Subjects
A Sonlight All-Subjects Package comes with everything that you need for a complete school year. However, if you choose to purchase a History / Bible / Literature program only, you may want to add additional subjects to complete your year.
The human body, anatomy, gender differences, reproduction, health and nutrition, and survival skills, these are key components of Sonlight's Science F, the matching Science level included in the 6th grade All-Subjects Package.
This year you have a choice between a Boys and a Girls package. Why? Because we include one of two gender-specific titles.These are easily digested books that help your children as they grow up with simple suggestions and commentary on things like hair care and how to keep clean. There is also a three-week unit on survival skills (a unit we felt related to health and human physiology).
Your children will also learn about geology, fossils, evolution and intelligent design so they are able to understand, and respond to, the broad discussion of the earth's formation. The Unlocking the Mystery of Life DVD shows evidence of an Intelligent Designer and adds depth to the origin of life conversation.
The hands-on experiments this year take place in the kitchen and look at food and how the body uses that fuel. So, the few science supplies you'll need should be available in your home.
Choose the matching 6th Grade Science level (Science F) or browse other available Science programs and see what you could discover.
Math-U-See's Zeta is included in our 6th Grade All-Subject package. Zeta will help your children's concepts of place value to the right of the decimal point while showing the connection between fractions and decimals. Your children will continue to learn more about place values, including decimals and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide multiple-digit decimals.
Additionally, your children will learn about exponents, negative numbers, using properties of operations to simplify algebraic expressions, graphing variables, plane geometry and geometric symbols and more.
Math-U-See is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Packages, but you can customize as desired.
This year in 6th grade, your children will learn grammar, still-essential mechanics, how to research and work on creative expression. Their writing skills will grow as they explore different styles, learn literary analysis and take on increasingly challenging assignments.
All of your sixth grade Language Arts assignments are laid out in our Language Arts Instructor's Guide. Each lesson is scripted and includes rubrics (a simple scale so you can easily see where your child is falling on each assignment) in an easy-to-use format. Mechanics are explained in simple terms, and you can see real examples of the type of writing your children should be doing.
If your children would benefit from another level, check out all of Sonlight's Language Arts options here.
Spelling & Vocabulary
We include Spelling You See's Ancient Achievements spelling for your children's sixth grade year. The Instructor's Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development stages of spelling. Using the Teacher's Guide, you will work through the 36 lessons. Your children will "chunk" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson while also discovering a Spotlight that introduces interesting facts about words. Also included are opportunities for copywork and writing from dictation throughout the week.
We do offer additional spelling resources as desired.
Electives & Enrichment
Once you've picked out your essential homeschool subjects, add some additional enrichment that's both fun and educational. Sonlight offers a wide range of electives, enrichment products, and hands-on activities to round out your school year. Choose from art, music, foreign language, STEM, puzzles, games, computer programming, just great books and more.
Teaching more than one student and needing extra activity sheets? We've got you covered. Shop all consumables here.
Required Resources for your Sixth Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Required Resources are items that you must have to use a Sonlight curriculum program. To save you money, we do not include these resources in every package. You may already own one or two of them and may not want duplicates. Shop all Required Resources here.