Course Outline

6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus-World Regional Studies


This course will provide the students with exciting classroom experiences that are relevant to the diverse world we live in today.


          Focus Themes                       Western Hemisphere




Historical Development

Political Systems

Economic Systems


North America

South America





Course Requirements:  Students will be expected to participate fully in the academic class. This includes any assigned readings, outside work and class discussions as they pertain to the themes being studied.


Communication: It is important for the academic and behavioral success of your child to stay in touch with his or her teachers. Communication may include school agenda, notes home, phone calls, e-mail, grade updates or conferences. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if there are any concerns regarding your child. 




Grading: Major Assessments (tests/long-term assignments) -35%

     Minor Assessments (quizzes/short-term assignments)-25%


     Homework- 10%


Make-up Work: If a student is absent from class due to illness, dismissal, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher upon his or her return to school to receive make-up work and to hand in assignments that were due. Teachers are available daily during study hall to help students with make-up work. If a child has a music lesson scheduled during class, the student is to see the teacher prior to going down to lessons to hand in work that is due and to get the work that will be missed during that class period.


Homework: Homework is an enrichment and extension of the classroom, and will be used for that purpose. Assignments should be completed on time. The student is responsible for initiating all make-up work.


Please refer to the student handbook for more information about student policies.