Mr. Appel's Syllabus

Rosewood Middle School

Course Syllabus

Social Studies

2016-2017

 

 

I.       Teacher:  David Appel

          Grade Level:  6th Grade

          Subject:  Social Studies

          E-mail:  davidappel@wcps.org

          School Phone Number:  919-736-5050

          Conference times (by appointment only):

Monday-Thursday 9:15-9:45; Wednesday 3:00-3:30

 

II.     Course Description:

 

          Social Studies focuses heavily on geography by using the five themes of

location, place, movement, human-environment interaction, and region to

understand the emergence, expansion, and decline of civilizations and

societies through the 1400’s.      

 

III.   Course Objectives:

 

          5 Strands

 

                   1.  History

                   2. Geography

                   3. Economics and Financial Literacy

                   4. Civics and Government

                   5. Culture

 

          Areas of Study

 

                    Geography Skills

                   Emergence of Civilizations (Prehistory – 1000 BC)

                   Development of Civilizations (1000 BC – 500AD)

                   Expansion of Civilizations (300-1000AD)

                   Regional Civilizations (1000-1450 AD)

 

IV.     Classroom Expectations:

          1.  Be Respectful

          2.  Be in your assigned seat, ready to work when class begins.

          3.  Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

          4.  Raise your hand before you walk or talk.

          5.  Follow directions of school personnel.

          6.  No profanity, rude gestures, teasing, or put downs.

 

V.       Grading Scale:

 

          A = 90 - 100          D = 60 - 69          

B = 80 – 89            F = Below 60

C = 70 - 79

         

VI.     Grading Percentages:

 

          Class participation – 15%

Class work/homework – 25%

Quizzes/interactive notebook – 25%                      

          Projects/tests – 35%                                   

 

Students will lose 10 points each day for late assignments.

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