Mrs. Martin's Class Syllabus
The sixth grade course of study in history is the story of the development of ancient western civilizations and the foundations for democracy. We will journey through the Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Ancient Kush and Egypt, India, China, Hebrew Judaism, Ancient Greece, the Greek World, the Roman Republic, Roman Christianity, and the Early Americas. Students will be exposed to multiple dynamics of world history including economics, geography, government, religion, and philosophy. They will study methods of historical inquiry and primary and secondary historical documents.
The advance course offers learning opportunities designed to help students develop critical thinking skills including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students will engage in analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, and participating in discussions.
Assignments (including homework) will be written on the board and must be written the in the Student Planner every day. This will keep everyone on task and students will know exactly what we are studying. Any work not completed in class should be finished for homework and turned in on the day the assignment is due. Late work (which will receive only partial credit) will not be accepted after we have completed the unit in which it was assigned.
Students will be issued a World History textbook which they may leave at home to complete homework assignments. Students will also receive various primary source documents throughout the year.
When a student is absent, it is his or her responsibility to check the planner and copy down all missing assignments. Students have five days upon their return to school to turn in the work. Students can also check my webpage from the school’s website (www.osceolamiddle.org) for missing assignments and upcoming tests. Missed assignments will receive a zero in the grade book until they are submitted. For extended absences, make up work should be completed out of the workbook (Florida Reading Essentials and Study Guide). Teacher will provide workbook upon request.
90-100 A 60-69 D
80-89 B 0-59 F
Students are expected to follow classroom rules at all times. Failure to do so will result in the following:
1st Offense- Warning/Redirection 3rd Offense- Seat change
2nd Offense- Conference with student 4th Offense- Parent phone call
5th Offense- Referral