6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

Nate Bowers Mike Lee Todd Patterson

Sevierville Middle School Sevierville Middle School Sevierville Middle School

2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018

Social Studies-Grade 6

Contact Information

Room Number: 159

865-453-0311 ext. 1159





  • Pearson: My World History and Geography: Tennessee version

Required Supplies:

  • -textbook

Course Overview

  • Sixth grade students will study the beginning of early civilizations through the fall of the Roman Empire. Students will study the geographical, social, economic, and political foundations for early civilizations processing through the Roman Empire. They will analyze the shift from nomadic societies to agricultural societies. Students will study the development of civilizations, including the areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome. The study of these civilizations will include the impact of geography, early history, cultural development, and economic change. The geographic focus will include the study of physical and political features, economic development and resources, and migration patterns. The sixth grade will conclude with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This course will be the first concentrated study of world history and geography  and will utilize appropriate informational texts and primary sources.

Course Standards

  • -State standards for teaching and learning in this course are available at


Major Projects/Field Trips

  • Timeline Adventure: Journey through the Ancient History


  • Per Sevier County Board of Education policy BP 630A, grading will be uniform across all elementary grades. In this class, daily grades will count as 67% of a student’s final average while text grades will count as 33%, Students who receive an excused absence are required to make up work missed in each class. Students who receive unexcused absences will not be allowed to make up daily missed work and the grade may be assessed as a zero (BP 623). Student scores on the TN Ready’s grades three through eight shall compromise fifteen (15%) percent of the student’s final grade in the spring semester in subject areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. If these scores have not been returned by the end of school, grades will be assigned without TN Ready. Students and parents can have access at all times to current grading information via Gradebook Wizard.

Parental Access to Instructional Materials

  • Pursuant to Tennessee Code 49-6-7003, parents or guardians may request success to any teaching materials, instructional materials, and other teaching aids used in the classroom as well as any tests developed or graded by the teacher. In order to facilitate this request, parents/guardians are asked to submit a request for such review via letter, email, or phone conversation prior to an established meeting for said review.