Sixth Grade Social StudiesCourse Description:
The focus of history will not be memorizing facts and events but rather how to think critically about historical events, with an emphasis on ancient civilizations.
SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS
Students will become fluent in defending claims with evidence and how to determine if a resource is reliable. Social Studies will be a collaborative time for students to engage in purposeful discussions. Throughout the units there will be projects and quizzes giving students an opportunity to show what they know.The sixth grade Social Studies curriculum focuses on Ancient World History and includes topics such as:
Early Humans Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Early IndiaEarly China Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Middle AgesRenaissance Early Civilizations of the Americas EconomicsMap skills, as well as historical research, will be integrated in all of the above topics throughout the year.With each unit, we will be actively learning with interactive notebooks, technology, STEM activities and group/ individual projects.
Grading:20% Course Work80% AssessmentsAs we move towards standards-based grading, our categories will reflect true mastery of the standard. Assessments will not exclusively be tests. They may also include projects and writing.Students will be given sufficient time in class to complete most of the assigned work. If a student does not complete his/her work within the class period, it will be homework unless otherwise stated. Students may check out a textbook if it is needed to complete the homework assignment. Students will be expected to work independently, with a partner, in cooperative groups or as a whole class.Students have access to the textbook online through their SS Canvas page.