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6th Grade Syllabus

This year will be an exciting year! Through various resources, books, newspapers, technology, and audio-visual equipment, we will be exploring civilizations from around the globe! Social Studies will involve map skills, geographic concepts, economics, and historical facts. Students will be asked to create cool projects and research relevant subject matter. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to communicate with your child about their discoveries and learn something new!

 

Course Description:

Throughout the year, we will be exploring many topics. Some of the major curriculum areas are:

*Geography (continents, oceans, hemispheres, latitude/longitude, map reading and drawing)

*Ancient Civilizations (Egypt, Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Middle/South America, Western Europe, West Africa, Japan, China, India)

*The Middle Ages (Feudalism and Renaissance)

*Mesoamerica(Aztec, Inca, Maya)

*Economics (supply/demand, interest, bartering, import, export, opportunity cost, wants/needs)

*Government (Republic, Democracy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy)

*Weekly Current Events

 

Assessments:

Written Tests, Projects, Class Assignments, journals, blogging, Class Participation

 

Grading Scale:

90-100% = A

80-89% = B

70-79% = C

60-69% = D

50-59% = F

 

Supplies:

1. Colored Pencils

2. Thin black marker for labeling

3. A 1’ 3 Ring Binder

4. Pencils

5. Rulers

6. Holt-McDougal World History 

 

Variety of Activities:

*Hands-On Activities

*Creative Writing Projects

*Technological Experiences

*Cooperative Grouping Lessons

*Games

*Analysis of Primary Sources

*Critical Thinking Activities