6th Grade Exploratory Wheel
All students who enter the CAC Middle School at Grade 6 are introduced to six exploratory courses in their first year. This ensures that individuals who make a commitment to the study of a World Language and a full-year music elective in Grade 6 will still share in similar experiences that may focus their elective interests in Grades 7 or 8.
Rotation: Every six weeks.
HEALTH EDUCATION & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Health Education The goal of the Grade 6 Health Education exploratory is to enable the students to develop a greater awareness of the everyday behaviors and choices that affect their own well being. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions. The main units cover nutrition, body systems, peer pressure, stress management, and more.
DRAMA & MUSIC EXPLORATION
Exploratory Drama In the Drama Wheel students create and perform a collaborative skit (group performance). Throughout the 6-weeks course students work to develop some basic drama skills and knowledge pertaining to vocal and physical expression. Emphasis is placed on creation, fun, and exploration.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY & ART MASTERY
Design Technology Students will develop their problem-solving, designing and model-building skills in an exploratory course focused on the Design Cycle. As they work through the Design Process their projects will culminate in hands-on activities. The students will deepen their understanding of using a design cycle by engaging in multiple projects in a variety of media, including video, vector graphics, and structures.