6th Grade Social Studies
World Geography: The
Team 6 West: Ms. Holder Room 138 email@example.com
This class we will concentrate
on the countries that make up the Western Hemisphere. Throughout the first
semester of this course, we learn about: tools of Geography, the Earth’s physical and human geography, cultures of the world, and the world’s political and economic systems. In the second semester, we will apply knowledge gained from the first semester to help us focus on the Western Hemisphere.
First Nine Weeks
Foundations of Geography:
Tools of Geography, Mapping
Skills, Elements of Physical & Human Geography
Second Nine Weeks
Core Concepts of Geography
and United States:
Five Themes of Geography,
Seven Essential Elements of Culture, Physical & Human Characteristics of
United States, Diversity & Exchange, United States past & present.
Third Nine Weeks
Canada & Mexico,
Physical & Human
characteristics of Canada and Mexico; Past & Present, Diversity of these
Fourth Nine Weeks
Central America and the
Caribbean, and South America:
Physical & Human Characteristics of Central and South America, Countries’ Past & Present.
When you are absent from a class, it is the student’s responsibility to get missing work. Extra copies of assignments will be made available to you in the classroom. You are responsible for asking a classmate for the bell work that you missed.
Work/Homework Assignments - 100 points
- Quizzes – 100 points
- Projects- 200
- Exams – 200 points
Students will be given ONE opportunity to redo classwork assignments for which they scored LESS than a 70% on. The highest possible grade for a redo assignment is 70%.
There will be no redos on tests or quizzes.
All assignments are expected to
be turned in on the date that they are due. Work that is over one week
late will receive a total reduction of 10 points.
* I will not accept an
assignment once I have posted 9 weeks grades.
Grades will be routinely
posted on Parent Portal. Please remember to check for weekly updates and
assignments on my website. If you have
questions, or concerns please feel free to call or email me. Please read
through the syllabus and be sure that you and your family understand what is
expected in our classroom. I look forward to getting to know each of you and
your families! We have an exciting year ahead!