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6th Grade Social Studies
OVERVIEW
Welcome to 6th grade social studies!  I am looking forward to a great school year.  The focus of the 6th grade program is world history.  We begin the year with a review of geography basics, then travel back to prehistory to learn about the earliest human communities and the advancements that led to the first civilizations.  Throughout the course of the year, 6th graders willl study the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome.  We then proceed to the important time periods of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, and finally World War 1. 
In addition, we will focus on geography skills and current events
This web site will keep you up to date with homework assignments, upcoming events like report and test dates, and will also include study guides, project guidelines, etc.
  
GRADING INFORMATION
Chapter Tests - generally 3 or 4 per marking period - students will be provided with study guides for each chapter
Major Projects/Presentations - count as test grades
Quizzes
Minor Projects
Homework - if class is missed, it is the responsibility of the student to see me as soon as possible to get the make up work and due date.  Late or incomplete homework will be penalized 10 points per day
Notebook - It is very important to keep a neat and organized notebook!  Notebooks will contain all information that will be tested for every chapter throughout the year.
Study Guides - They will outline all of the information covered on the tests  They are usually handed out 3 to 5 days before a test to help direct the studying.
WEEK OF JUNE 12 - 16       HALF DAYS THURS. AND FRI.

FIELD DAY ON THURSDAY !

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!
This week all classes finish our final unit of the year on the Industrial Revolution!!!!
This week's lessons include the following topics:
 - The Spread of Industrial Technology
 - People on the Move (Immigration)
Students will also be completing and discussing an end of the year survey on each unit and project covered throughout the year.

THANK YOU PARENTS AND STUDENTS FOR AN EXCELLENT YEAR!
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS ENTIRE GROUP - THEY WERE A PLEASURE TO TEACH!