Saturday, November 29, 2014

Year 6, Term 1 Exam: Homeschool Exams and Tests for Sixth grade

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Here are copies of our exams: Example Exams and Daily Schedule
How we create our exam questions: Creating Exam Questions

Year 6, Term 1 Exam

Social Studies: Mood with creative expression
(Handicraft, recycled material project, diorama, cooking, land art, or art media: collage, paint, mold, chalk, pencil)

Throughout the course of world history there have been events that have caused tremendous upheaval, events that have caused panic, events that have brought unimaginable destruction, events that parallel no other. We've been reading about some times during recent history where there have been changes on a global scale. The Great Depression not only had an impact on the people of the United States, but those around the world. The Holocaust was a ghastly example of what one evil person could set into motion within a country that was beaten down after World War I. World War I and II split the world into the good and evil. Communism with its anti-religion agenda made people fearful for the future. All of the world was watching the space race and wondering how an actual war could be avoided when the US and the USSR faced off during the cold war. Your job is to create something that explains what it must have been like living in the midst of one or all of these crises.

Social Studies: Characterization with oral expression
(presentation: Defend, Persuade, judge, compare/contrast, inform, narration)

From the 1920's-1970's there were 50 years of people making a name for themselves, revealing character in how they acted, the things they said, the way the led people. Some of them we can look up to and some of them well...we cringe to think of their names. Compose a speech concerning a person that made history during this time in history. Persuade Poppa and I what we should think about him/her. Should we like the person or condemn him/her? Was he/she inspirational or evil? What were the consequences of his/her life? What impact did he/she make? You may pick your own person, but we've studied Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, David Livingstone, Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Lenin, to name a few.

Music, Art, Literature, and Social Studies: Action with movement
(play, puppet show, music, dance)

We spend lots of time looking for and trying to find beautiful things. We listen to music by composers like Hildegard Von Bingen. We studied art by Fra Angelico. We learned the folk song Billy Boy. You've learned to play more piano pieces. We've learned hymns like Jesus Paid it All, Lift High the Cross, and Just as I am. We went to the glass museum. And we've read poetry by Robert Frost. How are our lives better or worse for filling our days looking and finding beauty? How can we be changed by reading a great poem or hearing beautiful music? Or seeing a beautiful piece of art? Create your own that was inspired by something from this term.

Bible & Ministry: The Greater Meaning with analytical expression
(game, puzzle, crossword, word search, code)

 Without fully realizing what you've done, you've spent lots of time in the past year impacting the world for God. You've cleaned, unloaded, and tagged wheel chairs to go to those that don't have them, you've built walls, you've packed food, you've made meals, you've left bookmarks and encouraging verses for people to find, you've cleaned at camp, you've studied the word, you've put your heart into being good to your siblings, you teach junior church, you pray for people all over the world. You, my dear, are changing and impacting the world. You are spreading the love of the Lord everywhere. Beauty. You are beautiful, child, (not because of the mirror) because of love. Your life is beautiful. Thank you. Keep it up. Your challenge is to create something fun (game, puzzle, crossword, word search, code) to spread the word of God.

Literature: Viewpoint with written expression
(narration, proposal, persuade, problem/solution, instructions, list, poetry, composition)

We've been reading the Hobbit and it is a really great adventure. For this question, you get to pretend that you are in the story and you need to write something. You can write a letter from Bilbo to his friend back at the Shire. You can write instructions to Gandalf for how to find them in the mountain. You can propose a compromise that the dwarves could make with the dragon. You can write a poem mocking Golem or the elves or the spiders. You can simply retell the adventures that have befallen the group.

Science & Bible: Background with visual expression
(diagrams, blow-outs, maps, graphic organizers, chart)
The world that we live in is truly an orderly one. God has set things into motion and it is really rather amazing what he has done. The Bible says that all creation praises his name and we can see how our beautiful world cannot come from chaos. It was created. Develop a chart showing how some of the things that we have learned about this term point to an orderly, created world. To help you think about what we've studied, here's a list of some of them: butterflies, bees, conifer trees, prairies, poppers/Jewelweed, universal gravitation, things found in the earth, momentum, light, lessons in obedience that animal parents teach their young, laws of motion, theory of relativity, Planetary Motion, light, stories from It Couldn't Just Happen, and the dinosaur exhibit.

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