SIXTH GRADE

Geography, Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Native Americans and Age of Exploration

Unit 1-Geography
-Map Skills
-Scale
-Legend
-Direction
-Latitude and Longitude
-Time Zones
-Five Themes of Geography
-Location
-Region
-Interaction
-Movement
-Place

Unit 2-Culture
-What is Culture?
-How Does a Culture Work?
-Elements of Culture
-Culture Web

Unit 3-The Ancients
-Prehistory
-The Iceman of the Alps
-The Great Leap Forward
-Ancient Mesopotamia
-Ancient Egypt
-Ancient China

Unit 4-Native Americans
-Algonquin
-Iroquois
-Mayan/Inca

Unit 5-Age of Exploration
-European Exploration of the New World

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

The sixth grade course of study includes Geography, Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Native Americans and Age of Exploration.

1. Grading - quarter grades are based on the following categories:
a. tests
b. homework
c. quizzes
d. class participation
e. research reports/ projects
f. oral presentations
g. group work
h. other means of assessment

2. Student Expectations - students are expected to bring to class each day:
a. an organized binder and a pen or pencil
b. homework assignments carefully done with a heading including the full name, subject and date.
c. a plan book.

3. Attendance and Punctuality
a. All students are to select a class "buddy" to contact for homework assignments and notes when they are absent.
b. All students are expected to arrive to class on time.