Ms. Miller's 6th Social Studies Class - 2013/2014
World History - Ancient Civilizations
My name is Ms. Miller and I will be teaching Ancient Civilizations in D-3. I hold a B.A. degree
in Education. I have twenty-two years of teaching experience in the Charlotte County Public Schools
right here at Murdock Middle School!
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What will we be studying?
Social Studies at the sixth grade level will be studying World History/Ancient Civilizations. This will include geography and map skills, the Fertile Crescent, Ancient Egypt, Meso and South America, Ancient India, Ancient China, Ancient Japan, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
Some of the skills and understandings that six grade students will be involved in are: Students will describe the emergence of of early civilizations, recognizing significant events, figures, and contributions of classical civilizations; understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within them; and understand the characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations.
Students will be involved in two Data Based Question Activities this year which involves working with Primary and Secondary Sources. We will be working on the reading and writing skills for the Common Core State Standards. We will also spend time strengthening our citizenship skills with a special unit during Celebrate Freedom Week in September. We will also be involved in activities specifically related to Veterans Day in November.
Materials and Supplies
My expectations are simple. I expect students to come to class prepared and ready to learn. I am asking that they bring a pencil, a folder with pockets and clips, loose-leaf paper, and their MMS student planner to class daily. I am also asking that students bring colored pencils.
Student's Grades & Homework
Student's grades will be comprised of homework, quizzes, tests, classwork, projects and participation in class. Homework must be complete and on time. Late or incomplete work receives partial credit. Homework will be assigned 2-3 nights per week in Social Studies. I require that students write down their homework assignment in their planner every class periodto keep themselves organized.
Tips for Success
- Make sure your child has all the needed supplies
- Keep current with what we are studying - check the planner
- Ask to see homework nightly
- Ask your child the specifics of any project that is assigned
- Ask to see graded papers in their Social Studies folder
- Prior to reading a section in the text, ask your child to review the Reading Check questions in the green box aloud to help guide their reading
- Review the maps, charts and other graphics in the text with your child to assist with understanding
- Ask your child to answer all questions that follow the end of a reading passage to reinforce comprehension
- Help your child prepare early for tests, quizzes, and projects
- Contact me at (941) 255-7525 or email me at email@example.com
- Paper (loose leaf)
- Pens (blue or black)
- Folder with pocket and clips
- Colored pencils
- Box of tissues
- Box of wipes (alcohol-free)
- Book to read (student’s choice) - should always have one
- 2 Reams of copy paper (extra credit) 1 ream for each semester
- Be prepared for class.
- Respect all adults and classmates.
- Raise your hand.
- Always do your best and follow the rules.
Respectful, Responsible, and Ready To Learn.
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