Calvert Curriculum Grades 4 through 8
Calvert students working at the upper elementary/middle school levels follow the curriculum guidelines listed below.
Grade 4: The Calvert fourth-grade curriculum provides students with opportunities to write original compositions, study classic literature, learn fractions and statistics, and read A Child's History of the World.
Grade 5: Homeschooled students in the fifth grade begin writing essays and reports, solving three-digit multiplication problems, studying plants, climates, and weather, and reading The Sign of the Beaver and Sing Down The Moon. Hands-on art is introduced.
Grade 6: In the sixth grade, Calvert homeschoolers learn sentence diagramming, study world history, solve equations, perform Web searches, and read classic works by Hughes, Frost, and Dickinson.
Grade 7: Seventh-grade Calvert students continue to hone their grammar skills, write descriptive pieces, begin learning pre-algebra concepts, design art structures, study maps, and explore physical sciences.
Grade 8: The final Calvert grade level for homeschoolers, eighth grade, covers units on American history, narrative poetry, basic algebra, desktop publishing, cell structure and genetics, reading comprehension, and learning strategies.