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Sixth Grade Scope

What Your Child Will Learn in Calvert School's Sixth Grade Course

Below are highlights of the Sixth Grade curriculum. For the full course outlines, download the files below by right-clicking each link and choosing "Save Link As."

Download the Core course outline.

Download the Grammar/Composition/Spelling course outline.

Download the Calvert Math course outline.

Download the Math in Focus course outline.


  • Using guided lessons to read children’s classics
  • Building critical thinking skills

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing
  • Enhancing vocabulary study


  • Writing original works
  • Research reports
  • Bibliographies
  • Narrative, expository, creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing
  • Poetry
  • News articles


  • Studying parts of speech
  • Analyzing and diagramming simple and compound sentences
  • Mechanics; correct usage


Calvert Math

  • Reviewing common mathematical operations, fractions, and decimals
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Integers
  • Graphing
  • Statistics
  • Problem solving
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percent, data analysis, and graphs
  • Solving equations
  • Coordinate graphing

Math in Focus

  • Using integers to represent positive and negative real-world quantities
  • Relating fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Generating and identifying equivalent expressions


  • Earth science
  • The weather
  • Chemistry


Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with curriculum, particularly Grammar and Science.

  • Operating systems and browsing
  • Word processing software
  • Spelling and grammar tools
  • Formatting reports
  • Graphics
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Layout
  • Presentation software
  • URLs
  • Web searches


Studying the works of Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost


Tracing the dawn of man as hunters and gatherers through the Agricultural Revolution

  • The development of culture and societies
  • Early civilizations in Egypt, China, India, and Greece
  • Relationship between the past and present
  • Tools of historians


  • Mapping ancient civilizations
  • Graphs, cartograms, and thematic maps
  • Detailed examinations of the Eastern hemisphere and the continents of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica
  • Absolute relationship within places

Art History

Using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art to study sculpture from ancient Egypt through modern artists


Coordinating with Art History study

  • Egyptian line drawing
  • Soft-dough sculpture
  • Relief sculpture
  • Symmetry design

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