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6th grade syllabus

Course Description:

 Students in 6th grade will study aspects of world geography focusing on the different strands of Social Studies.


Course Outline:

  1. Government
  2. Culture and Society
  3. Economics
  4. Geography
  5. The Mars Settlement


Methods of Assessment


Classroom Assessments: Quizzes, Chapter Tests, Unit Tests, Class Notebook, Projects, Etc.


Grade Categories: (Student grades can be accessed online via the IC parent portal.)

Classwork/Homework  25%

Tests 30%

Quizzes 25%

Standards Mastery Assessments 20%


Grading Scale:

A 100-90 

B   89-80

C   79-70

D   69-60 

F    59-0   


Classroom Expectations:

Students are expected to follow the class rules which are explained the first week of school.

·         BE RESPECTFUL. Enter and exit the room quietly and orderly, listen when the teacher or peer is speaking, raise hand for permission to speak, etc.

·         BE RESPONSIBLE. Bring supplies to class, bring completed assignments to class, be on time for class, begin opening assignment immediately, complete all class work; keep planner, vocabulary journal, and interactive notebook up-to-date, etc.


Supplies List:

Three ring binder, colored pencils, hand-held pencil sharpener, pencils, notebook paper.


Missed Work Due to Absences:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the class assignments, notes, and any other pertinent information that is missed during an absence. Student should see the teacher the day he or she returns from being absent to obtain missed work.
  • Students have additional time (one day for every day missed) to complete make-up assignments for full credit.


Remind 101:

Communication between parents/guardians is essential to the success of students. I send out reminders or messages through the Remind 101 app. Please put my number in your contacts in order to receive these. You can also email or call me at school. My email address is amy.sizemore@laurel.kyschools.us

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