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Social Studies Grade 6 Syllabus

         6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus 



Course Description: Social Studies is the systematic study of the social structures of the world from creation to the present day. Students will develop an understanding of the past, present, and future of our society and the society of others through the study of history. Sixth-grade social-studies is the investigation of early humans and the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Emphasis is on gaining knowledge and understanding of geography, early settlements cultures, and achievements. Students examine critical issues, events, and important people.



Course Objectives: 


1). Analyze how early civilizations and their developments were shaped by the role of individuals. 2). Explain how prehistoric humanity and early civilizations adapted to and modified their environment. 3). Identify the distinguishing cultural features of Neolithic and Paleolithic society. 4). Analyze early man to determine its role in the development of human civilizations.5). Students can distinguish between simple and complex civilization. 6). Analyze the characteristics of ancient Civilization to determine its contributions to the modern world.

 

Textbook: My World Interactive 


Required Materials: 

  • Composition notebook (must-have during every class meeting)
  • Pen/Pencils/Sharpener/Eraser (must-have during every class mee

Grade Breakdown: 


Quizzes - 35%  ( a number of quizzes will equate to 35% ) 

Homework- 10% 

Exam- 30% (2 exams will equate to 30%) 

Project - 10% 

Classwork - 15% 


First Marking period ends October 25



EXPECTATIONS: Students are expected to come to class every day prepared and ready to learn with a positive attitude. Students must be present in class at the time of the second bell and ready with all required textbooks, notebook, agenda books, and supplies. 


CLASSWORK: Participation in-class activities and class assignments are important to informally assess students learning and understanding. All students are expected to participate in class; note-taking is a part of the class experience. Students are expected to copy all notes written on the board, these notes are to help you study for your quizzes.


PROJECTS:  Students will be given projects and tasks periodically throughout the semesters. Students will receive information on the project as the dates arise and will be given ample time to complete projects and in some cases extra class time. I will communicate the expectations of the project and assess the specific criteria of the assignment.

HOMEWORK: Students will receive homework on a weekly bases. Students are expected to complete and turn in all homework in a timely manner. In most cases, homework will be graded on effort and completion not on whether the answer is correct or not. 


QUIZZES: Quizzes will be usually given after a topic is completed. 


LATE WORK: Any late work submission will only be acknowledged with a valid reason and a letter from a parent or a doctor. Failing to submit a valid reason will result in points being deducted from the students’ grades on homework, project or any other assignment deadline.

EXTRA CREDIT POLICY & PROCEDURES: Extra credit assignments are periodically and are for all students. Students have a choice of whether they would like to participate or not. Extra credit will be offered at the teacher’s discretion. Students should not rely on extra credit as a means of getting a high grade in the class.


COMMUNICATION: Students can communicate with the teacher during class periods and lunch. The student can also meet during the teacher’s preparation period with prior appointment or request to meet the teacher(s) during the academic-behavior meeting period. The student can also contact the teacher via the school’s website.  

CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Use of any communication devices are not allowed in class without taking permission from the teacher. If any communication device is found with a student, the device will be confiscated until further notice. 


PLAGIARISM/ACADEMIC OFFENSES: Copying information, cutting and pasting information from the internet (plagiarism) is strictly prohibited. Any students who are caught doing so will face consequences and assignments will earn a zero. Any student who copies any work, project or any other assigned work will also earn a zero, while the student who allows his peer to copy work, project and or any other assigned work will also obtain point deduction. 


COURSE CALENDAR

 

Day

Day

Date

Agenda/Topic

Thursday 

Thursday 

09/06

First day of School

Class Introduction 

Monday 

Monday 

09/10

Discuss about different aspects of history.

Homework: Watch a video about history and then summarize what you think about history?

Tuesday 

Tuesday 

09/11

Compare and contrast Anthropologist and archeologist

Define other terms 

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

09/12

Define terms 

Compare and contrast about primary and secondary sources

Thursday 

Thursday 

09/13

Compare and Contrast Primary and secondary sources with examples

 Homework: make a list of primary and secondary sources and use examples 

Monday 

Monday 

09/16

Learn about the fundamental aspects of a map 

Tuesday 

Tuesday 

09/17

Identify the Eight Regions of Eastern Hemisphere 

Homework: Draw a map of the eastern hemisphere and label all the regions of the eastern hemisphere.

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

09/19

Drawing out World Map and Identify hemispheres 

Monday 

Monday 

09/23

Paleolithic cave art and Primary and secondary source

Homework: Write a paragraph on why paleolithic cave art is a primary source and not a secondary source. Use examples to support your answer.  

Tuesday 

Tuesday 

09/24

Neolithic Era after the Paleolithic  Era 

Homework: What is significant about the Neolithic Era? 

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

09/25

Quiz (multiple choice and open-ended questions)

Only maps 

Thursday 

Thursday 

09/26

Paleolithic revolution (geographical features, crops) 


Homework: Why is farming important in the history of evolution? 

Friday 

Friday

9/27

Paleolithic revolution (geographical features, crops) 

Monday 

Monday

9/30

Review for Test 

Tuesday 

Tuesday

10/01

TEST#1 (Multiple choice questions and open-ended questions) 

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

10/02

Continue working with first civilization (lifestyle, housing)

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Thursday

Thursday 

10/03

Finish Paleolithic revolution 

Review  


Homework: Write 3 questions that you have about the Paleolithic revolution. Answer these questions. Answers should not be simple but comprehensive.

Friday

Friday

10/04

Neolithic revolution (geographical features, crops)

Homework: Start planning for the project.

Monday 

Monday 

10/07

Neolithic revolution (lifestyle, housing) 

Homework: Start researching about the project 

Tuesday 

Tuesday 

10/08

Finish Paleolithic revolution 

Review  

Wednesday 

Wednesday 

10/9

Quiz #2

Thursday 

Thursday 

10/10

Compare and contrast Neolithic and Paleolithic revolution

Homework:  Continue working on researching.



Friday

Friday

10/11

Continue comparing and contrasting Neolithic and Paleolithic revolution 

Homework: Draw a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Neolithic and Paleolithic. 

Monday 

Monday

10/14

Review #2

Tuesday 

Tuesday

10/15

Review #2

Wednesday

Wednesday

10/16

Test #2

Thursday

Thursday

10/17

Design a village (project)

Friday

Friday

10/18

Design a village (project)

Monday

Monday

10/21

Continue working with the project 

Tuesday

Tuesday

10/22

Finish up the project for the gallery walk

Homework- Finish your project 

Wednesday

Wednesday

10/23

Finish up the project for the gallery walk

Homework- Finish your project- final touches 

Thursday 

Thursday

10/24

Gallery walk for their projects.

Friday 

Friday

10/25 

Mimic Hajj day, no school

End of 1st Marking Period 


Thank you for your time and cooperation to ensure your child’s success in the 6th Grade this year. Your child receives the best education possible when parents and teachers work as a team.  You may contact me by calling the school, email or send a note and I will respond as soon as possible.


Sr. Iqra email address  iqraed756@gmail.com 

Al-Madinah middle school number 718-222-4986


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