Syllabus (2018-2019)
Course Description:
Sixth grade students will be studying the history of human civilizations from the earliest societies through the fall of the Roman Empire.  Students will be studying the geographical, social, political, economic, and religious factors that shaped the development of each civilization.  Students will follow the shifts in societies and trace the ways that civilizations built on the accomplishments of previous civilizations.  All religions covered in this course are taught strictly for the purpose of understanding how the beliefs of a people impacted the development of civilizations.

Text:
6th Grade Social Studies: World History and Geography, Early Civilizations Through the Fall of the Western Roman Empire By Carole Mars (Gallopade)

Tentative Schedule:
1st Nine Weeks:
    Unit 1 - Chapters 1-3
    Unit 2 - Chapters 4-5
    Unit 3 - Chapters 6-7

2nd Nine Weeks:
    Unit 4 - Chapters 8-10
    Unit 5 - Chapters 11-12   
    Unit 6 - Chapters 13-14

3rd Nine Weeks:   
    Unit 7 - Chapters 15-18
    Unit 8 - Chapters 19-23

4th Nine Weeks
    Review Units 1-8

6th Grade TN Social Studies Standards:
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/standards/ss/std_ss_gr_6.pdf

Grades:
Tests - 50%
Classwork - 30%
Quizzes - 20%