6th Grade Social Studies
Welcome to 6th Grade Social Studies!
Units of Study:
Origins of Civilization (Inuit, Early Native Americans, Olmec, Maya, Aztec and Inca)
Exploration of the New World: Columbian Exchange
Colonization and Imperialism (Spanish and Portuguese)
Revolution and Independence: National and global issues
Document Based Questions assessments but not limited to the following:
Grade Reporting Criteria/Standards
History develops moral understanding, defines identity and creates an appreciation of how things change while building skills in judgment and decision-making. History enhances the ability to read varied sources and develop the skills to analyze, interpret and communicate.
Geography provides students with an understanding of spatial perspectives and technologies for spatial analysis, awareness of interdependence of world regions and resources and how places are connected at local, national and global scales.
Economics teaches how society manages its scarce resources, how people make decisions, how people interact in the domestic and international markets, and how forces and trends affect the economy as a whole. Personal financial literacy applies the economic way of thinking to help individuals understand how to manage their own scarce resources using a logical decision-making process of prioritization based on analysis of the costs and benefits of every choice.
Civics teaches the complexity of the origins, structure, and functions of governments; the rights, roles and responsibilities of ethical citizenship; the importance of law; and the skills necessary to participate in all levels of government.
Adams12 uses Standards Based Grading and Scholarly Habits on report cards. Teachers collect evidence of student understanding through observations, class work, projects, and test data then evaluate overall performance using the following scale: 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
Scholarly Habits (Respect, Preparation, Risk Taking, Perseverance, and Excellence). Progress on Scholarly Habits will be reported each semester.
For more information on Adams12 Standards Based Grading please visit https://www.adams12.org/student_learning/standards_based_grading/sbgfaq
Check Google Classroom each day for updates and any missed work when absent.
Occasionally homework is assigned to practice and apply knowledge of the content area. If homework is assigned, each student is expected to complete the homework and turn it in according to the due date.