Contemporary World Cultures
Contemporary World Cultures: Year at a Glance
1st Nine Weeks
Unit 1 – Thinking Like A Geographer (12 days)
Sub Unit 1 – The Geographers World (3 days) 6.3ABD; 6.4ABE
Sub Unit 2 – Physical Geography (5 days) 6.3ABD; 6.4ABE
Sub Unit 3 – Human Geography (4 days) 6.15AB; 6.16A; 6.19AB; 6.22ADE
Unit 2 – Celebrate Freedom Week (4 days)
Unit 3 – Freedom for All the United States and Canada (17 days)- Sub Unit 1 – Geography (4 days) 6.3AD; 6.4B; 6.6AB; 6.7BC; 6.10A; 6.21BC
- Sub Unit 2 – History, Government and Citizenship (6 days) 6.11ABC
6.12AC; 6.13A; 6.14AB; 6.22ABD
- Sub Unit 3 – Culture (6 days) 6.1A; 6.4C; 6.15CD; 6.21B; 6.22BD
- Sub Unit 4 – Economics, Science and Technology (5 days) 6.9BC;
6.10AC; 6.20ABC; 6.22ABD
2nd Nine Weeks
Unit 04: A Legacy of Colonialism: Latin America (15 days for the entire unit)
Unit 05: We Are Family: Europe (15 days for the entire unit)
Unit 06: Empire and Ethnicity: Russia and the Eurasian Republics (10 days for the entire unit)
3rd Nine Weeks
Unit 07: A Crossroads of Diffusion: Southwest Asia/North Africa (10 days for the entire unit)
Unit 08: Facing Challenges: Sub-Saharan Africa (10 days for the entire unit)
4th Nine Weeks
Unit 09: Unity and Division: South Asia (10 days for the entire unit)
Unit 10: Tradition in a Modernizing World: East and Southeast Asia (10 days for the entire unit)
Unit 11: Adapting Down Under: Pacific Realm (10 days for the entire unit)
As each unit is being taught, students will be given a Content-based Assessment to check for mastery of the objectives taught during the Unit. A study guide will be issued for most Units to be used to focus on the material for the upcoming CBA test.
Tutoring ScheduleMr. Barnett will be available for tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from 4:00 to 5:00. (Subject to change)
Grading Procedures: Per EISD standards, grades for 6th grade classes will be weighted as follows:
50% of the total grade will be made up of summative grades (includes tests, quizzes, projects, presentations, final copies)
50% of the total grade will be made up of formative grades (includes homework, daily work, interactive notebook assignments)
Student work will be graded on the following scale:
A: 90 – 100
B: 80 - 89
C: 75 - 79
D: 70 - 74F: 0 - 69
Edgewood ISD has stated: Homework has a definite place in the instructional program and is part of the District’s aims or philosophy of education. At every grade level and in every subject area, homework must be purposeful, reasonable, and understandable to the individual student. Homework must be properly administered and free from unreasonably long assignments. All daily homework assignments will be graded and recorded the following day after they are given. Homework should provide opportunities for the practice of needed skills, and should not, under any circumstances, be assigned as punishment.
Research has shown that a great number of our students fail or earn low grades in courses because of failure to complete and turn in homework, projects, other assignments, and absenteeism. These four areas have a direct correlation in these students earning low grades in weekly and semester exams.
Parents, teachers, and students should be very aware that homework is mandated by Board Policy and is an important and significant part in student achievement.Homework gives the individual student the opportunity to apply independent study skills and to develop self-discipline as well as providing reinforcing role in the learning process.
Homework can be defined by two broad categories: (1) short term related to classroom activities such as daily homework assignments, to be reviewed the next day by the teacher or class, and (2) long-term which are extended assignments such as projects and term/research papers.
Homework assignments will not be done during any class time.
Reasons for Homework:
· to teach students self-discipline and individual accountability
· to rely on their learning ability independent from the teacher
· to encourage parents to get involved in the learning process
· to reinforce the regular class work
· to increase learning time
· to instill in the student that learning is a continuous life-long endeavor· to reinforce study habit
EISD policy states: For any class missed, the teacher may assign the student makeup work based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the essential knowledge and skills or in meeting subject or course requirements.