6TH GRADE WORLD HISTORY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
2109010 M/J World History: (regular)
~The primary content for this course pertains to the world's earliest civilizations to the ancient and classical civilizations of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
~Students will be exposed to the multiple dynamics of world history including economics, geography, politics, and religion/philosophy.
~Students will study methods of historical inquiry and primary and secondary historical documents.
2109020 M/J World History Advanced (Cambridge)
~Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.
~Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc.
~Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., history fair, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).