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Aviles, Monica » Class Syllabus / Units of Study

Class Syllabus / Units of Study

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to 6th grade Social Studies! We look forward to an interesting and productive year. Please review the following course description and classroom guidelines.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me via email or through Schoology. I will respond to emails within two days.
World History prepares students to become informed global citizens, able to interact with people from other cultures and to understand their perspectives by thinking critically about contemporary and past societies. This year’s subject matter curriculum will consist of essential standards that include the following:
• Basic Geography
• Early Man
• Mesopotamia
• Egypt (including the Kingdom of Kush and the Hebrews)
• India
• China
• Greece
• The Roman Empire                                          
Throughout the school year students will learn to…
• Participate in class discussions using academic vocabulary
• Develop advanced research and academic writing skills
• Develop critical thinking, reading, and analysis skills
• Develop geography skills and the ability to interpret maps and charts
• Build essential knowledge of the human experience over time and space, make meaningful connections with the past, and solidify the link to the present
Homework consists of work not completed in class. If students do not complete the work that is assigned in class, it becomes homework. When a student is absent from school, they are required to make-up missed classwork in the amount of time they were absent.Homework assignment reminders will be posted in Schoology.
Late work will not be accepted unless there was a family emergency and must be accompanied by a parent note. All students are required to make-up work missed by an excused absence in the amount of time they were absent. Work for a particular unit will not be accepted once that Unit Exam has been taken regardless of circumstances.
  • 1 marbled composition notebook (college-ruled)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters (yellow, pink, orange)                                                                                                                          
  • 2 Pocket Folder with fasteners
  • 1 Sheet Protector (goes inside the folder)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Crayons
  • Headphones or Ear buds
• 10%: Warm-Up Writing Assignments
• 40%: General classwork
• 50%: Projects, summative writing assignments, and exams & quizzes
*Extra Credit will not be offered
*Plagiarism from any resource will result in an automatic "0".
• A: 90 – 100%
• B: 80 – 89%
• C: 70 – 79%
• D: 60 – 69%
F: 59% and below