Ms. Steagald's 6th Grade World History

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    Welcome to Dunnellon Middle School

    *Please make note that I am giving 2 assignments evey Monday and that they need to be submitted to me by Friday of each week.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dunnellon Middle School

    6th Grade World History

    Teacher: Ms. Steagald

    Dear students and parents,

                    Welcome to an exciting year at Dunnellon Middle School. I look forward to teaching our new 6th graders and creating an engaging classroom throughout the year. I will be teaching World History using A History of the World textbook, which offers a number of interactive resources online, and in the classroom. Students will have access to these materials at school and at home using the internet on their computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. Extra resources will also be provided for those without internet access at home. This year will be a very important milestone in learning World History; never the less, we will all be making the best and most efficient use of our time together.

      

    Category

    Weight Percentages

    Homework

    10%

    Classwork, and Quizzes

    50%

    Tests or Projects

    40%

    Grading:

    A 90-100

    B 80-89

    C 70-79

    D 60-69

    F 0-59

    I do not give zeros unless a student is putting forth No Effort.  Otherwise, students will recieve a 50 for any incomplete assignments.

     

    Necessary materials:

    • Mechanical Pencils or #2 Pencils
    • Blue or Black Pens
    • Notebook Paper (Wide or College Ruled)
    • 6 Pronged Duo Tang Folders with pockets 
    • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener
    • Colored Pencils and Markers

     

    Course Description:

    The objective of this class is to promote World History curiosity and literacy.  Students will gain knowledge of the concepts and principles of World History.  Ancient civilizations had amazing feats, among them were building huge temples, inventing writing and discovering the planets.  Technology, science, education, literature and all other fields build on what people did long ago.  Students will further develop their skills of analysis and logical thinking.  Classes will be encouraged to appreciate the need for accuracy while keeping an open mind.

     

     

    Expectations: Every student is expected to come into the classroom with a positive attitude. All students will respect one another, the teachers and the faculty. Students need to come prepared to class every day and work during the whole class. Participation in class activities is crucial in the learning process. They will need to bring their binder, mechanical pencil or pen, notebook paper and agenda planner to class every day!

    Classroom Rules:

    1.  Be Respectful.

    2.  Raise your hand to be recognized.

    3.  Follow directions the 1st time asked.

    4.  Electronics must be off and in your backpack.

    5.  No GUM!

    6.  Students are encouraged to use the restroom before/after class.  Emergencies and medical issues are exceptions.

    7.  The teacher, not the bell, will dismiss class.

     

    Contact Information: I can be reached best by email: shawna.steagald@marion.k12.fl.us

    The school’s phone number is: (352) 465-6720

    The school website is: http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/dms/

    My class website will be accessible through the DMS website listed above, as well as my email.

     

    Textbook: Discovering Our Past:  A History of the World, Early Ages

    Student access to on-line textbook website: Students can access their text book by logging into their student portal.  At the bottom of their homepage is a tab that says e-books.  Click on the e-book tab.  Next, click on the box that says course schedule and all on-line text books are listed.  Click on the text book for World History and you will be on your way.

                     

                   

    Course Overview: We will be working in the  World History book in the following order:

    First Quarter:  Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush and Africa

    Second Quarter:  Israelites, India

    Third Quarter:  China, Greece

    Fourth Quarter:  Rome, Christianity, Mesoamerica

     

     

     

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    Comments (-1)
  • Students and parents , please know that you may contact ESE support facilitators with questions and help with any assignment.  They are Mrs. McConnell at mcconnell.lydia@marion.k12.fl.us, Mr. Robinson at Robinson.Dennis@marion.k12.fl.us, and Ms. Brown at Brown.Greta@marion.k12.fl.us.  Also, note that accommodations for most students are not unique.  Extra time, having directions clarified, verbal encouragement, small group for testing, etc.  should be possible in the home setting also.  Please contact your teacher for clarifications.  You will also be contacted by an ESE teacher to implement a Distance Learning Plan and Log developed by Marion County that will also assist your student with additional support through ESE teachers

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  • Students,

    If you have internet access you will be able to access your assignments by logging into your portal and clicking on the e-text book tab at the bottom of your page.  Next, click on your course schedule and all of your on-line text books will be listed.  Finally, click on your World History text book.  I have assigned you assignments that will need to be completed.  When you complete the assignment save it and then e-mail it to me.  shawna.steagald@marion.k12.fl.us

    Thank you,

    Ms. Steagald

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  • Dear Parents and Students,

    I hope to find all of you doing well during this trying time.  This is definitely a new experience for all of us at DMS. I wanted to let you know that I will be working from school and from home.  If you need to get in contact with me you can e-mail me at shawna.steagald@marion.k12.fl.us or you can call me at (352) 462-3345.  My OFFICE HOURS are from 10:00am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Please know that we are all going through this and we need to be patient and kind to one another.  I'm looking forward to hearing from the kids.

    Best Regards,

    Ms. Steagald

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