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6th grade Syllabus

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This year will be an exciting year! Through various resources, books, newspapers, technology, and audio-visual equipment, we will be exploring civilizations from around the globe! Social Studies will involve map skills, geographic concepts, economics, and historical facts. Students will be asked to create cool projects and research relevant subject matter. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to communicate with your child about their discoveries and learn something new!


Some tidbits about me...

Although this is my eighth year at Andover, I have been teaching for twenty years. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the students of the Andover. Andover is a supportive and innovative district. I feel lucky to be a part of it!


Course Description:

Throughout the year, we will be exploring many topics. Some of the major curriculum areas are:

*Geography (continents, oceans, hemispheres, latitude/longitude, map reading and drawing)

*Ancient Civilizations (Egypt, Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Middle/South America, Western Europe, West Africa, Japan, China, India)

*The Middle Ages (Feudalism and Renaissance)

*Mesoamerica(Aztec, Inca, Maya)

*Economics (supply/demand, interest, bartering, import, export, opportunity cost, wants/needs)

*Government (Republic, Democracy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy)

*Weekly Current Events



Written Tests, Projects, Class Assignments, journals, blogging, Class Participation


Grading Scale:

90-100% = A

80-89% = B

70-79% = C

60-69% = D

50-59% = F



1. Colored Pencils

2. Thin black marker for labeling

3. (2) folders with paper to use for vocabulary, current event maps, and class notes

4. Pencils

5. Rulers

6. Journal or Notebook

7. Scott Foresman's Social Studies: The World textbook


Variety of Activities

*Hands-On Activities

*Creative Writing Projects

*Technological Experiences

*Cooperative Grouping Lessons



Final Thoughts...

I am interested in and welcome any suggestions you can offer regarding your student's progress in my class. It is my belief that a positive environment for learning requires positive interaction between teacher and parent. This strengthens the feeling of support all children need to succeed in school, as well as life. Please feel free to contact me at school, (316) 218-4610 or via e-mail, whetstos@usd385.org anytime. I look forward to the year ahead. Please encourage your student to stay organized, behave in a respectful manner, and embrace the voyage ahead.


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