Crestdale Middle School

Class Syllabus 2015 - 2016

6th Grade Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations to the Renaissance


This is the Class Syllabus your child received.

This is the presentation used at Curriculum Night - Tuesday, September 8, 2015




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Ms. Kristin Gregory
rory.gregory@cms.k12.nc.us
940 Sam Newell Rd.
Matthews, NC 28105
P: (980) 343-5755 I F: (980) 343-5761
Katy Richert
East
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6-8

Mission Statement:
Crestdale Middle School will prepare all students to become innovative problem solvers as they incorporate critical thinking skills, advance technological applications and effective communication skills to enable them to succeed in the 21st century.Vision:
Crestdale Middle School will establish an enriching environment with innovative and progressive educational experiences. We will create life-long learners who are prepared to be productive, contributing members of society.

Course Overview:
Sixth grade social studies is the study of the ancient world to the Renaissance. Students will answer key questions on the worlds formation and impact upon society. Additionally, students will analyze the history, geography, economy, government, and culture of the people.

Objectives, Standards and Skills:

Standard- (6.H.1) Use Historical Thinking to understand the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions over time.
Standard- (6.H.1) Use Historical Thinking to understand the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions over time.
Standard – (6.H.2) – Understand the political, economic and/or social significance of historical events, issues, individuals and cultural groups
Standard- (6.G.1)-Understand geographic features that influenced the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions over time.
Standard (6.G.2)-Apply the tools of a geographer to understand the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions
Standard (6.C&G.1)-Understand the development of government in various civilizations, societies, and regions.
Standard- (6.C.1)-Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations, and regions.

Common Core Standards:
Common Core Standards are the new standards the state of North Carolina adopted. These standards correspond to the College and Career Readiness anchor standards. Sixth grade social studies students are expected to demonstrate competence in: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

Reading Standards for Informational Text – 6th Grade
R1. – 1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
R10. – By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Writing Standards – 6th Grade
W1. – 1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. A-E
W2. – 2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. A – F
Speaking and Listening – 6th Grade
SL1. – 1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. A-D

Determination of Grades
Classroom Policies
90-100 = A
80- 89 = B
70- 79 = C
60- 69 = D
0-59 = F
“I am responsible for my own actions.” 1. Follow teacher directions the first time given.
2. Respect the rights and properties of yourself and others.
3. Be prepared with assignments and supplies.
Informal Assessments = 35%
Classwork, Quizzes, Mini-Projects, Writing
Tasks, Homework
Formal Assessments = 65%
Tests, Major Projects, Formal Essays
  1. All assignments are to be completed and turn in on the designated due date.
  2. If absent, students are responsible to obtain missing assignments. Also, students will receive 5 days to complete the missing assignments.





















Focus: Culture
Hebrews – Introduction to the “ Three World Religions”.
Geography of Ancient Civilizations
Hebrews, Judaism, Monotheism
Abraham, Moses, David
Torah, Passover
January 4 –
January 28
Test – 1/19 = Second Quarter Assessment
1/20 = Greek Day
Test – 1/28 = Greece
Classical Civilizations
Greece
Focus: Government
Rise and Fall of Civilization
Geography of Ancient Civilizations
Democracy
Citizen
City-State
Athens and Sparta
Alexander the Great
February 1 –
February 24
Test – 2/24
Classical Civilizations
Greece
Focus: Government
Geography of Ancient Civilizations
Religion
Focus: Culture
Rise and Fall of Civilization
Republic
Cesar
Augustus
Monotheism, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Bible, Gospels
Barbarians
February 25-
March 8
Test – 3/8 = Islamic World
Religion
Focus: Culture

Geography of Ancient Civilizations
5 Pillars of Faith, Mosque, Qur’an
Muhamad
Islam, Moors
Advancements
March 9 –
April 11
Test – 3/24 = Third Quarter Assessment
Middle Ages
Focus: All Strands
Feudalism, Charlemagne, Magna Carta, Roman Catholic Church, Pope, Crusades, Black Death, Divine Right Rule
April 12 –
June 3
Test – 5/9 = Renaissance
Test – 5/10 = Third Quarter Assessment
June 3 – Renaissance Faire
Renaissance
Focus: All Strands
Roman Catholic Church, Pope, Crusades, Black Death, Divine Right Rule
Italian Peninsula, Florence, Rome, Venice, Medici, Patrons, Michelangelo, Di Vinci, Martin Luther

A class syllabi is a flexible document and subject to change based on instruction and students learning.