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Syllabus 

 

Welcome to Mr. Peacock’s Social Studies Class

Jud Peacock

jpeacock@gcbe.org

6th Grade Social Studies

School: 706-625-9545

Website: http://ams.gcbe.org/

(click on 6th Grade, Judson Peacock)

 

My planning period is from 11:05 AM to 12:15 PM. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

In 6th grade Social Studies we will focus on the following:

Sixth grade is the first of a two year World Area Studies course.  Sixth grade students study Europe, Australia, Canada, and Latin America.  The goal of this two year course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live.  The geography domain includes physical and human geography. The intent of the geography domain is for students to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives. The government/civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in various areas so as to help students to understand the variety of governments in the world. The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics; however, the focus shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. The history domain focuses on major events in each region during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will enhance their knowledge of these topics through the use of rich texts, writing, and other literacy strategies.

Please visit the Department of Education website (www.georgiastandards.org) to view the state standards in further detail.

*2nd period gifted class-students will be given opportunities to “dig” deeper into the topics and themes of Social Studies.

Textbook: World Cultures and Geography

                  6th Grade Social Studies Coach Books

                  (textbooks remain in the classroom)

Required Materials:   Charged I-pad

                                   3-ring binder

                                    Glue sticks

                                   Pencils and handheld pencil sharpener

                                   Colored pencils

Notebooks: Organization is the key to success in middle school. One way we help students become organized is through the use of notebooks. We will be completing many graphic organizers, reading comprehension activities, maps, and notes in class, and all social studies students will be required to keep these items organized in their notebooks.

 

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Students will be on time and prepared for class. This includes starting each day with his/her I-pad fully charged.
  2. Students will bring their social studies notebook and any other classroom materials needed to class EVERY day.
  3. Students will get along with their peers and teachers. Proper behavior and respect is required of each student.
  4. Students will do their own work and participate in all group activities.

 

**Failure to meet classroom expectations will result in disciplinary action**

 

Makeup Work: If you are absent, you must fill out a “Request for Missed Assignments” form located in the handout notebook on top of the book shelves.  The completed form should be placed in the basket on Mr. Peacock’s desk.  I will give you the assignments in a timely manner and you will have three days to complete them.  No assignments will be given without the form.

 

Grading Percentages:

60%     Class Work (55%) and Homework (5%)

40%     Unit Tests and Projects (30%) and Quizzes (10%)

 

 

**You will complete a number of projects throughout the year.  They should be well-planned and completed with your utmost care and pride**