This year in SIXTH GRADE we will be learning about Ancient History. Early Humans, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome as well as the origins of various religions and beliefs and their impact on the growth of civilizations.In SEVENTH GRADE we will be learning about the Medieval history of many of the same civilizations as in sixth grade as well as Medieval Japan, West Africa, Meso-America. We will continue to learn about the historical influence of religion and beliefs (Christianity and Islam, among others) on medieval civilizations.
Get ready to learn Social Studies in a way you never have before! If you like history, you'll like it more before you go on to the next grade. If you hate history, you'll still like it more than you did!
GRADING PERCENTAGE BREAK DOWN
* Practice (classwork/homework) will count towards 20% of student's overall academic grade. This includes notebook and vocabulary work that is reviewed and discussed in class. Only students who have a 85% or higher in this category will be allowed to complete extra credit assignments. This will also be the basis for the student's work habits grade.
* Formative assessments (vocabulary, geography, or chapter quizzes) and simple projects will count towards 30% of student's overall grade.
* Summative assessments, tests and bigger projects will count towards 50% of student's overall grade. These assignments show overall learning. Some assessments will be online and multiple choice, but there will be some projects that will count as end of bigger assessments.
* Online grades will be updated weekly (if not sooner), and are accessible 24/7. See Grading link under General Info for more instructions.