6th Grade Ancient History Overview
In this class, the students will explore the foundation, growth, and development of human civilization. Our studies will begin with the formation of the first tribes and villages, and lead through the fall of the Roman Empire.
The curriculum for this class is ordered to provide a chronological study of our world's history. Through the examination of different eras and documents, students will be able to track human cultural development over time and uniquely study the many obstacles faced by civilizations centuries ago. As a class, we will be analyzing different global problems, discussing past actions and solutions, and drawing parallels to events of today's world. Students will be actively involved in the coursework, as the grading will include class participation, tests, quizzes, projects, notebook assignments, and homework. Involvement will be instrumental to the students' success.
Chapters of Study
This course will evaluate early civilizations (the 4 River Valleys) to the collapse of the Roman Empire, approximately 500 A.D. Student learning will focus on geography, culture, and history of the various curricular areas for world history: Africa, Asia, Europe, India, China, Greece, Rome, and Egypt.
- Class Work: Classroom assignments, participation, and responsibility.
- Tests: Always announced, given at the end of each unit/chapter.
- Quizzes: Announced or unannounced.
- Projects: Research assignments with specific due dates.
- Notebook: Collected and checked periodically.
- Homework: Assigned on a regular basis; to serve as a review or to prepare for the next day's material.
Each student must have:
1. A three-ring binder for keeping notes and storing paper.
2. A pocket folder (separate from notebook).
Classroom Rules and Expectations
1. Come to class prepared.
2. Raise hands to participate.
3. Respect others and their property.
4. Follow assignment due dates.
5. All comments should be relevant to the current discussion.
6. No personal electronic devices (iPods, cell phones).
7. Foul language will not be tolerated.
Finally, give 100% to make this a terrific school year.