Learning Resources for

6th Grade


Sixth graders learn to analyze what they’re reading, summarizing plot and themes, and can write longer assignments that may take a long as a week. They’ll also learn to do math with fractions, solve equations with ratios and rates, use negative numbers, solve algebra equations with a single variable, understand basic statistics, and they’ll go deeper into geometry, calculating surface area and volume. Search our database of books, educational videos, educational apps, online classes, and more for help with any of these subjects or for sixth grade social studies, history, or science.

The Holocaust

Holocaust   6th - College | Online resource

This amazing resource provides in depth information on the Holocaust. If you cannot visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, take a lot at all of the content they have made available on the web....

Free

‎The Human Body

Biology   2nd - High School | iPhone/iPad App

Features Explore eight interactive systems to learn human anatomy, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, and integumentary (skin) systems....

$4

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs   6th - College | Book

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs [David Norman] on Amazon.com. More than seven hundred illustrations, drawings, photographs, and diagrams, mostly in full-color, accompany an informative...

$8

The Illustrated Timeline of World War II (History Timelines)

World War II   5th - College | Book

This detailed, authoritative reference chronicles World War II with colorful spreads on more than one hundred topics. A continuous timeline runs throughout the book, covering the wars major events...

$53

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Cell Biology   6th - College | Book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her...

$18

‎The Infinite Arcade

Video Game Design   2nd - 6th | iPhone/iPad App

Make & play your own games! Share them with friends! Make platformer games, adventure games, pinball games, ball and paddle games, text puzzlers, and mazes. Create your own characters! Make...

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$3

The Kids' Guide to Business

Business   Kindergarten - High School | ebook/Kindle

This book provides a kid-friendly approach to introduce, prepare, and launch kids into business. Kids take steps to develop a business and are easily engaged in business as they explore business...

$10

The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

Baking   6th - College | Book

Originally Published ten years ago – and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook of the Year (2003) – this cookbook is today every bit as relevant as it was then. And...

$17

The Modern Revolution and The Future

World History   4th - College | Online class

After the rise of agriculture, powerful civilizations such as the Persians, Romans, and Mongols exploited and developed long-distance trade routes to expand their regional influence. New...

Free

The Narrative Journey

Vocabulary   1st - 8th | Book, Toy/Product

The building blocks of storytelling, hilariously illustrated by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar.  The Full SetMrs Wordsmith gift storage boxAll the Narrative Journey set in one go,...

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$139

The New Way Things Work

Physics   3rd - 6th | Book

The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work....

$20

The Next Level Guitar

Guitar   1st - College | DVD, Online resource

Online lessons as well as instructional DVD sets on a variety of musical genres including blues, rock, country, metal, shred, reggae, jazz, and more.

Free
Offers paid add-ons

The Online Piano That Teaches You How to Play - PIANU

Piano & Keyboards   5th - College | Online resource

Pianu allows you to start playing piano, interactively online. Learn the basics of piano, and play right in your browser! Pianu has a library of your favorite songs, and lessons to teach you how to...

$8

The Orchestra

Orchestra   6th - College | iPhone/iPad

Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three...

$10

The parts of speech

Parts of Speech   4th - 7th | Online class

Nouns, verbs, you name it! These tutorials cover the English parts of speech: the building blocks of sentences. (More is coming soon! To quote user @Dhanishthaghosh, “Patience bears a golden fruit!”)

Free

The Periodic Table of Videos

The Periodic Table of Elements   6th - College | Online resource, Online video/YouTube

Short videos about every element on the periodic table, plus other cool experiments and chemistry stuff

Free

The Pie and Pastry Bible

Pastries   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country’s top baker. The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for...

$26

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: Second Edition

Guitar   6th - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book

Master Music Theory for Guitar While Playing and Hearing it in Context. Over 200 Notated Audio Examples! + Professional Backing Tracks Guitarists are often very guilty of ‘collecting’ musical...

$20

‎The Robot Factory

Robotics   Kindergarten - 8th | iPhone/iPad App

Robot wizards. Robot lizards. Robot dancers. Robot doctors. Robot moonwalkers. The Robot Factory is No. 1 in Tinybop’s Digital Toys series which let kids create their own worlds. Each Digital Toys...

$3

The Ron Paul Curriculum

K-12 Curriculum   Pre-K - High School | Online class

A student who goes through this curriculum, kindergarten through high school, will have a mastery of the foundations of liberty. There is no other curriculum on the Web to match it. It does not...

$350 yearly

The Secrets of Space

Astronomy   2nd - 6th | Book, Product

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the secrets of space with spectacular experiments. Youngsters construct a night-vision flashlight, design a solar system...

$22

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

History of Earth   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently...

$13

The Story of the U.S.A.

Reading Comprehension   4th - 8th | Book

Develop vocabulary and comprehension skills The Story of the U.S.A. is a series of workbooks that present basic topics in American history in language that is easy to read and to understand,...

$14
Offers paid add-ons

The Story of Western Civilization - How Civilization Began

Reading Comprehension   4th - 8th | Book

Age-appropriate history that is simple to read The Story of Western Civilization is a series of 4 reading workbooks presenting specific segments of the history of Western civilization. The language...

$15
Offers paid add-ons

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

Digital Photography   4th - College | Online resource

If you’ve bought yourself a DSLR and, after unpacking it from the box, you are intimidated by the number of buttons and dials, and by the thickness of the manual, it can be very tempting to put the...

Free

The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar   6th - College | Book, Kindle/ebook

Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things...

$9

The Universe

Astronomy   4th - College | Online class

Where did everything come from? Where are we heading? Big History tells the story of the Universe starting from the Big Bang, the formation of stars, planets, life on Earth, modern civilization —...

Free

The Universe and Space Stuff

Astronomy   4th - College | Online/YouTube video

Series of beautifully-animated videos explaining fundamental astronomy topics, including: Black holes  Red Dwarfs What is Light? Dark matter and dark energy Neutron stars The solar system

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Free

The Voyage of Ulysses

Individual Text Analysis   4th - 8th | iPhone/iPad

You’ll find Ulysses waiting for you under the walls of the city of Troy, ready to launch the last attack together before finally setting sail for Ithaca! The voyage is long and full of surprises,...

$4

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body

Anatomy & Physiology   3rd - 6th | Book

This is an outstanding guide to the human body from one of the world's great illustrators! Ever wondered how we breathe, or why? Or what happens to broccoli once your teeth have finished with it?...

$18

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