Grade Level Six


Earth Sciences - Shaping Earth's Surface

2.0 Topography is reshaped by the weathering of rock and soil and by transportation and deposition of sediment. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 2a. Students know water running downhill is the dominant process in shaping the landscape, including California's landscape.
    • Standards Correlation: Relief map, Sand table
  • 2b. Students know river and streams are dynamic systems that erode, transport sediment, change course, and flood their banks in natural and recurring patterns.
    • Standards Correlation: Relief map, Sand table
  • 2d. Students know earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and flood change human and wildlife habitats.
    • Standards Correlation: Dam model, Sand table

Earth Sciences - Energy in the Earth System

4.0 Many phenomena on Earth's surface are affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection currents. As basis for understanding this concept:

  • 4a. Students know the sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on Earth's surface; it powers winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle.
    • Standards Correlation: Relief map

Life Sciences - Ecology

5.0 Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 5e. Students know the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on the resources available on abiotic factors, such as quantities of light and water, a range of temperatures, and soil composition.
    • Standards Correlation: Conservation - Glass case: Plants and Animals, Mural, Water Usage Display


6.0 Sources of energy and material differ in amounts, distribution, usefulness, and the time required for their formation. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 6b. Students know different natural energy and material resources, including air, soil, rocks, minerals, petroleum, fresh water, wildlife, and forests, and know how to classify them as renewable and nonrenewable.
    • Standards Correlation: Relief map, American River Canyon, Glass case: Plants and Animals, Mural, Kitchen, Garden Demo, Water Usage display

History - Social Sciences - “World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations”

6.1 Students describe what is known through archaeological studies of early physical and cultural development of humankind from the Paleolithic era to the agricultural revolution.

  • 6.1.1 Describe the hunter-gatherer societies, including the development of tools and use of fire.
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon
  • 6.1.3 Discuss the climatic changes and human modifications of the physical environment that gave rise to the domestication of plants and animals and new sources of clothing and shelter.
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon

Language Arts

1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies – Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.

  • Comprehension
  • 1.1 Relate the speaker's verbal communication (e.g., word choice, pitch, feeling, tone) to the nonverbal message (e.g., posture, gesture)
Last Updated: 11/4/20