6th Grade World Cultures



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6th Grade World Cultures




How can UNDERSTANDING the world help us TRANSFORM the world?
This year, you will have the chance to find out! We will observe the world around us, search for the reasons the world is the way it is, and think critically about how we as individuals and as a school can make this word a better place!
Welcome to Mr. Juárez’s Sixth Grade World Cultures class!!!

What will we be learning this year:



Unit 1: Geography Fall Semester (August to December 2014)

How does where we live affect the way we live?

Unit 2: Government and Citizenship (August to December 2014)

  • We’ll explore the role of government and the different ways governments control people.

  • Unit 3: The Economy and Immigration (August to December 2014)

Why do people immigrate from place to place, and how does that affect culture?

  • Unit 4: Religion and Cultures Spring Semester (January to May 2015)

  • What is religion and how can something inherently positive be used to justify violence?

  • Unit 5: Ancient Civilizations Spring Semester (January to May 2015)

  • How does what people did thousands of years ago impact us in the world today?

  • Unit 6: Research Paper Spring Semester (January to May 2015)




RYSS Expectations for Behavior:





Raul Yzaguirre School for success

Core Values

Tenacity

(perseverance)



Integrity (justice)

Trust

(respect)



Action

(catalyst)



Nexus

(team)


Social Justice

(service)



RYSS Thinks

The only way to lose is to quit trying.

FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION



Become socially conscios and advocates of human, animals, and environmental rights.

We are all here to make a difference.

The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

We are a family- oriented school.

Our responsibilities never end.

RYSS Acts

We are willing and ready to work hard.

We act in a way that leaves a lasting impression.

We act in a way that earns the trust of others.

We each need to perform to the best of our abilities.

We are role models.

We give back to our community.

Contact Information

Mr. Juárez | 713-423-9525 | juarezw@tejanocenter.org



PLEASE NO CALLS AFTER 8 P.M. 
What should I do when I have a question about homework?

If you have a question about directionscall a friend – You’ve got friends in the class with the same homework as you. If you have a question about directions, please call a friend before calling your teacher.
If you have questions about the content, call the teacher – I am more than happy to help you with any homework questions. That’s what I’m here for! Make sure to ALWAYS leave a message if I do not answer your call! You can also try to call your friends – don’t forget…they’re in the class too! WHATEVER IT TAKES!
If both a teacher and a friend do not answer the phone….

Make a guess on the questionNEVER, EVER leave a question blank! Try your best!

Grading Policy

Major Assessments (Tests , Quizzes, and Projects) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………... . . . . . . ….70%

Assignments (Classwork graded for accuracy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………… . . . . 30%

 









Absent Work/Late work:

It is your responsibility to go to the Absent Work Station, collect the work that you missed, and communicate with Mr. Juarez your next steps. You have the same number of days you missed to complete and turn in your work.



 




Absent Work

Late Work

Retakes/Corrections

Classwork/Notes/Homework

You have the same number of days missed to complete and turn in work.

Work that is not completed by the due date will require a medical note or a letter regarding an event that is beyond our control to receive a grade.

Any work that Mr. Juárez finds needs retaking, students will redo and turn into the Corrections tray.

Test/Quizzes

You must schedule a time with Mr. Juárez to take a test before or after school.

(does not apply)

If you need to retake your test, You must schedule a time with Mr. Juárez to take a test before or after school.



** Sign and return this sheet by Friday, August 29th .



Firmar y devolver esta hoja para el Viernes,29 de agosto.
Student Name (Period)

(Nombre de Estudiante): __________________________________ (Hora): _____________


I have read and discussed the syllabus with my student.

(He leído y discutido el Plan de Estudios con mi hijo)


Parent Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _________________

(Firma de Padre/Tutor) (Fecha)



Student Signature: _____________________________________ Date: __________________

*If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me*

*Si tienen alguna pregunta, no duden en ponerse en contacto conmigo*
Mr. Juárez (713) 423- 9525

PARENT INFORMATION

DATOS DE LOS PADRES
Name of Parent/Guardian

(Nombre(s) de los Padres/Tutor):_________________________________________________


Relation to Student

(Relación con el estudiante):_____________________________________________________


Primary Language Spoken at Home

(Idioma Principal Hablado en Casa): _______________________________________________


What’s the best way to get in contact with you? Please, write your phone number or email address. (¿Cuál es la mejor manera para ponerme en contacto con Ud.? Por favor, escriba su número de teléfono de casa y de móvil o su correo electrónico y el horario más conveniente para ponerme en contacto con Ud.)
_____________________________________________________________________________


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