6th Grade Social Studies
Purpose:During the course of the year you will have a better historical and geographical understanding of the world. You will learn geographical locations, historical events, and have a better idea how the outside world affects you. We will study several ancient cultures using textbook World History: Journey Across Time, By McGraw-Hill: Glencoe. We will have unit exams after each chapter (summative tests to include: matching, multiple choice, short answer, visuals (charts, maps, etc). and portfolios, that are made up of all practice work done during the unit being studied that will help show proof of the understanding (formative work must be at least 70% correct & students are responsible to conference with me). We will have individual projects throughout the school year that will coincide with the unit we are covering at the time. Here are some of the areas that we will cover: Becoming a Historian, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome and many more interesting places.
Classroom Needs: Each day you will need to bring the following materials: your agenda planner, a writing utensil (must be legible), Social Studies folder, and notebook. You will not be permitted to go to your locker for any materials or assignments after the bell rings.
Practice work: Practice work is not an option. It is a very important part of your grade!! Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the day that it is due unless you are otherwise notified by your teacher. If you consistently do not hand in your assignments, other measures may be taken.
Make –UP Work – If assignments are missed due to an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what they missed while absent. Assignments should be written in the agenda for the days absent. The student will be given two days for each day absent to make up the assignments. IF IT IS A SCHOOL EVENT or THE STUDENT KNOWS THEY WILL BE ABSENT FOR ANY REASON, the work will be done ahead of time including projects and assessments. If a project is due/or a test was missed on the day the student was absent, that project is due or test will be taken the day they return to school. If there is a special circumstance, please see me and we will work on it together.
Late Work Policy – Work is due on the date that student’s are given. All work will be completed.
Cheating policy- Cheating will not be tolerated! Any student providing or receiving information on an assignment, project, or test, will receive an automatic zero.
Grades will be given every trimester based on tests/quizzes (75% of final grade) and practice work (25% of final grade). The Oskaloosa Schools grading scale will be used to determine your letter grade.
Oskaloosa Community School District’s Grading Scale
A: 100-90% B: 89-80% C: 79-70% D: 69-60% F: 59-0%
I strongly encourage you to seek extra help when needed before it’s too late. If you feel you do not understand something, please put forth the extra effort so you can! I am available to help you before and after school. I am here to help you have a successful year.
Communication is the key to success. Please feel free to contact me at OMS- 673-1724 or my email - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is going to be a FANTASTIC year!!