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    Sixth Grade Social Studies Syllabus

    Email: Rosemary.Morew@dvusd.org

     Voice Mail: (623) 445-8067


    Course Description:  

    The sixth grade Social Studies curriculum focuses primarily on World History and includes topics such as:

    Early Humans            Mesopotamia                     Ancient Egypt                   Early India                 

    Early China         Ancient Greece        Ancient Rome        Middle Ages/Renaissance
    Early Civilizations of the Americas                 African Medieval Kingdoms
    Map skills, as well as historical research, will be integrated in all of the above topics throughout the year.

    Grading:  Grades will be based on a combination of tests, quizzes, projects, essays, and class work assignments. 


    Assessments (40% of the Social Studies grade)

    Assessments may include multiple choice and short answer tests, map skills, quizzes, and document based question (DBQ) essays.


    Projects (40% of the Social Studies grade)

    Some projects will be assigned and finished in class, while other projects will be required to be completed at home. Some projects may include multi-media presentations and role playing. 


    Classroom Assignments (20% of the Social Studies grade)

     Students will be given sufficient time in class to complete the assigned work. If a student does not complete his/her work within the class period, it will be homework unless otherwise stated. Students will be expected to work independently, with a partner, in cooperative groups or as a whole class.


    Student Folder:

    Students are required to keep an organized folder in Social Studies. It will contain all class work, graded assignments and tests, as well as information passed out in class. The folder will be cleaned out when a new topic is introduced.


    Late Work: Late work will not be accepted once the unit of study has been completed or the quarter has ended - whichever comes first.


     *Tutoring is available Wednesday mornings from 8:00 - 8:30. Enter through the back bus gate (gate is locked at 8:00) and go directly to room 702. If the back gate is locked you will have to go through the front office. Students will be notified ahead of time if tutoring will be canceled.