6th Grade History Syllabus

     Welcome to Sixth Grade Social Studies! This Course is a study of American History from 1877 to the Present. This is a very exciting time period full of pioneers, World Wars, nuclear standoffs, and more! As we study these extraordinary people and events that make up our nation’s history, we will also sharpen our skills in geography, economics, and political science.


Class Rules:

  1. Be Respectful- to yourself and your classmates, to me, and to any visitors.
  2. Be Ready- show up willing and ready to do your best level of work daily… No Laziness! No Cheating!
  3. Be Responsible- your actions are yours and yours alone… take responsibility for the things you say and do


(Additionally, all students are expected to follow HBMS Rules of Conduct at all times.)


Class Procedures:

  1. Do Not leave your seat without permission.
  2. Raise your hand before asking a question or making a statement.
  3. Sharpen your pencil at the BEGINNING of class.
  4. Wait until the END of class to throw any and all trash away.
  5. During class activities, you will be expected to pay attention, participate, and act appropriately—if you act inappropriately, then you will not be allowed to participate and will be assigned book work in order to earn your grade.


Grading Policy: All grades are based on a scale or 0-100 points.

·        Homework- There will be no homework in my class. Enjoy!

·        Daily Work- There will be at least one 100pt grade taken each day (this includes any Quizzes).

·        Tests- There will be only 1 test (worth 100pts) every 9 weeks. Each test will include all objectives covered in those 9 weeks, and will be ARMT in style. (Yes, this test will be long, but you will be prepared!—we will review 1-2 days prior to testing.)

·        Projects- Projects equal more work, therefore when assigned, they will be worth 200pts. Rubrics will be given along with instructions.





  • Pen or Pencil
  • A 3-ring binder with tabs and paper
  • Art Supplies (colored pencils/twistable crayons/etc.)
  • 1 pack of 5x8 note cards
  • A pencil bag large enough to hold the notecards
  • Our textbook, United States History: The Civil War to the Present (This textbook is fully accessible online and students will be assigned usernames and passwords at the beggining of the year, to view the textbook online, click here. To download a PDF version of the textbook, click here.)

Tentative Course Outline (listed by 9 weeks):

1)     Westward Movement (weeks 1, 2, and 3)

      The Industrial Revolution (weeks 4, 5, and 7)

      The Spanish-American War ( week 8, week 9 will be review for the 1st 9 Weeks Exam)


2)     The Progressive Period (weeks 10, 11, and 12)   

World War I (weeks 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17; week 18 will be review for the Midterm)


3)     The Roaring Twenties (weeks 19 and 20)

The Depressing Thirties (weeks 21, 22, and 23)

World War II (weeks 24, 25, and 26; week 27 will be review for the 3rd 9 Weeks Exam)


4)     The 1950s and 1960s to the present:

The Cold War (weeks 28, 29, and 30)      

The Civil Rights Movement (weeks 30, 31, and 32)

The Korean War (week 33)

The Vietnam War (week 34; weeks 35 and 36 will be review for the Final Exam)


**Note: This is a tentative outline and is subject to change as deemed necessary by Mrs. Miller and each individual class.