6th Grade

Sixth Grade

Becoming an Independent Learner

Edmentum’s Calvert Learning 6th Grade program helps your child become an increasingly independent learner as the Middle School years begin. With Edmentum’s Calvert Learning detailed Lessons as your guide, you will help your child:
  • Strengthen reading, analysis, and writing skills while reading texts across a variety of genres and periods.
  • Explore world history from the rise of early civilizations through the birth of the modern era.
  • Prepare for 21st century success through inquiry-based learning and STEM activities in Science.
  • Develop more confidence in math while working with ratios, rates, and percentages as well as algebraic and linear equations.
  • Solve real-world math problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Get Everything You Need to Guide Your 6th Grader’s Learning at Home

Our comprehensive program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
  • Step-by-step lesson plans and manuals to guide you.
  • Engaging, colorful texts, digital resources, and manipulatives from top education publishers.
  • An online learning platform provides 24/7 access to lessons, texts, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.
Print Materials for Sixth Grade Students

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 6th Grade

English Language Arts

Texts from different genres and periods are introduced. After reading Bud, Not Buddy, students reflect on their life experiences and write their own set of rules to live by. They will also study editorials and how they convey opinions, culminating in writing not only their own editorial, but also an opposing editorial. This exercise introduces them to the art of creating a sound argument.


Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of numbers and operations, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, study the area of triangles and other polygons, and summarize data distributions. Students learn by planning an event where they must create a menu, determine quantities based on the number of attendees, and then calculate pay rate, sales tax, and gratuity.


In Grade 6, the focus is on Earth Sciences. Students study the nature of Science, measurement, data collection and analysis, and engineering design principles as a foundation for conducting scientific investigations. Earth Science topics such as astronomy, geology, oceanography, and meteorology are explored through inquiry-based learning and STEM activities that encourage scientific thought.

Social Studies

Students are captivated by the past as they study ancient civilizations that include Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire, as well as early Asian, American, and African Empires; Europe’s Dark Ages through the Renaissance and Reformation; and on into the Age of Enlightenment.

Students create an interactive exhibit comparing and contrasting the ways knowledge and opinions were disseminated during the Renaissance/Reformation as compared to modern-day.


Middle school students can choose from a selection of Edmentum’s Middle School Electives.

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