SS 6th Gr Syllabus

6th Grade Social Studies

Darlington Middle School

2015-2016

 

Course Description

            Sixth grade Social Studies students’ will study the ancient world, which is based on the changes that have occurred in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Students examine the history and geography of the societies that developed from this period, including the growing interaction among these societies as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities.

Philosophy

            Instruction will emphasize the elements of social studies literacy along with tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding the four disciplines of history, geography, economics, and political science. Students will be provided opportunities to study a variety of world issues, conflicts, and their place throughout history. During this school year students will use content area reading, current events, and various media to complete the coursework.

            Students will be involved in various learning activities to include individual projects, group work, presentations, and web-based activities. Class work and homework assignments are designed to reinforce and assist the students’ mastery of content knowledge and comprehension skills. High quality work is expected of all students throughout the course.

Assessment Plan

            Each nine weeks each student’s grade will be determined by the following weighted categories:

Homework---------------10%              Classwork------------------30%

Quizzes-------------------15%              Tests-------------------------35%

Projects------------------10%

Grading Scale

A (100-93)            B (92-85)                C (84-77)                D (76-70)       F (below 70)

Notebook

            Students are expected to maintain a notebook that will be check periodically through observation and notebook checks. Students are advised to have a three ring binder with five dividers for this course. The five sections should be labeled Falcon Focus, Vocabulary, Notes, Class work, and Homework.

Make-up Work

            Each student will be responsible for making up any missed assignments upon their return to school.  

DMS 6th grade SS Pacing guides for 2015-2016

 

Total

29 indicators

2015-2016

Indicator

Unit

Days

6-1.1

6-1.2

6-1.3

6-1.4

6-2.6

Development of Civilizations

Hunter-Gatherer

Emergence of Agriculture

Religions

Christianity vs. Polytheism

River Valleys

32 days

END

First Quarter

 

6-3.1

6-3.2

6-3.3

6-3.4

Understanding Asia’s culture

China

Japan

India

Islam

10 days

6-2.1

6-2.2

6-2.3

6-2.4

6-2.5

Life in Ancient Civilizations (Greece and Rome)

Greek Civilization

Alexander the Great

Roman Civilization

Roman Government

Collapse of Rome

19 days

END

Second Quarter

 

6-5.1

6-5.2

6-5.3

6-5.4

6-5.5

 

Middle Ages

Feudalism

Effects of the Magna Carta

Role of the Catholic Church

Crusades

Bubonic Plague

10 days

6-6.2

6-6.1

 

Renaissance Period

Key Figures

Contributions

 

12days

6-4.1

6-4.2

Understanding Africa’s Culture

Geography/African Trade

Contributions of African Kingdoms

6 days

END

Third Quarter

 

6-4.3

6-4.4

Understanding America’s Culture

3 days

6-6.3

6-6.5

6-6.4

6-6.6

Impact of the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Age of Exploration on Europe and the world

Effects of the Reformations on Nations

Explorers

Economics and Politics of Explorations

Effects of the Columbian Exchange

8 days

REVIEW FOR PASS

 

10 days