Units of Study/Syllabus

World Regional Studies


Sixth grade social studies units are presented in the following order: geography of the region, culture of the region (modern), and history of the region (ancient).  

Regions of study are listed below: 

Geography and Culture ‚Äč

The Middle East, Mesopotamia, Israel

North Africa, Egypt, Kush

South Asia, India

East Asia, China

Southern Europe, Greece

Southern Europe, Rome (Republic)

See Syllabus below for more detailed information.


World Regional Studies 6 

In sixth grade, students will explore the development of ancient civilizations in Asia, Africa and Europe. Their course of study will provide them with the major themes of history and social science concepts necessary to gain a cultural perspective of the world. Students will be encouraged to discover how people lived in the ancient times, and how their descendants live in these present times, and to inquire into the impact these cultures have had on their own lives and origins. This year's Social Studies curriculum also focuses on geography and culture of regions of the world and a modern-day view of these regions. Students will spend a significant amount of time developing Inquiry skills, including developing questions, gathering relevant information and identifying evidence to support their thinking and constructing explanations with reasoning, details, and supporting specific evidence. 


Our World Regional 6 units of study are: 

Geography and Culture 

The Middle East, Mesopotamia, the Fertile Crescent, Israel 

North Africa, Egypt 

South Asia, India 

East Asia, China 

Southern Europe, Greece 


· Homework In order to best assess our students' academic progress, we have modified our previous system of grading homework assignments. Homework assignments will NOT be counted into the students' overall grade for each class. However, homework will still be assigned, collected and/or reviewed by the teacher. Students are expected to complete all homework appropriately and to hand it in on the assigned date. Homework completion will be documented through the use of the Grade 6 Paw Points Rubric. We strongly encourage parents to review the student planner on a daily basis to ensure assignments are completed and to keep up on current team events. We will also use the student planner to write notes home if necessary. We can be reached by email for further correspondence. 


· Grading 

Grades will be assigned to projects, tests, quizzes and classwork. Numeric grades will be documented in the Power School program and can be accessed through the Parent Portal. Total points awarded throughout the quarter will result in the final quarter grade. 

· Retake Policy 

Retakes will be allowed by teacher discretion. Students receiving a grade of less than 70% of points available on tests, quizzes and projects will be advised to retake the assignment to show understanding of skills and content. All retakes will require the completion of a Retake Request Form, which will be available on our websites and in class. 

We believe that with a positive attitude and effort, we can all be successful! 


 Mr. Bryan deManbey                            deManbeyb@region10ct.org