Deena Masters

Deena Masters

6th Grade Team

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.  Those words express my feelings about the 35 years I have had the privilege of teaching and learning with my students from kindergarten all the way to sixth grade.  I earned my degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Florida Southern College and over the course of my career have had the wonderful opportunity to attend tons of additional trainings.  I attended a Cooperative Learning Accelerated Achievement workshop where I learned some great structures to implement for optimal learning to occur.  Kagan Cooperative Learning, and Multiple Intelligences are just a few of the previous years trainings that have shaped my classroom environment as well.  I look forward to our 22-23 school year!  It will be a year filled with discovery, technology, brain breaks and "house" celebrations!

Sixth Grade Schedule 22-23

8:20-8:50      Spanish/SEL/Math Intervention Groups

8:52-9:42      Block 1

9:44-10:34    Block 2

10:36-12:05  Block 3/Lunch

12:10-12:40  Elective

12:45-1:25    PE

1:30-2:20      Block 4

2:22-3:00      Reading Intervention/Study Hall

Course Outline 

Unit 1 Geographic Representations

Unit 2 Early Human Communities

Unit 3 Mesopotamia

Unit 4 Ancient Egypt

Unit 5 Early China

Unit 6 Indus Valley Civilization

Unit 7 India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Unit 8 Hinduism and Buddhism

Unit 9 Ancient Greece

Unit 10 Ancient Rome

Year Long: Cultural Diffusion, Places & Regions, and Market Economics

Course Description: 

Welcome to sixth grade World Cultures!  I am so excited to dive into our exploration of the ancient world!  In this class we will expand our knowledge of ancient civilizations from Early Humans to Ancient Rome through a variety of different activities. We will describe the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events. We will also compare ancient civilization’s commonalities and differences in geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics and social status. 

Class Materials:

iPad (fully charged)

pen or pencil

notebook paper

yellow folder with brads and pockets

(Optional but highly requested)  

iPad charger


glue stick



colored pencils 

Standards Based Grading Levels of Progress

Level 4: Proficient- student demonstrates the skill or understands concepts at the level expected.

Level 3.5 In addition to meeting level 3 content, partial achievement of level 4 content.

Level 3: (Target) Developing Progress- student is moving toward being able to demonstrate the skill or understand concepts and meets most expectations.

Level 2.5 In addition to meeting level 2 content, partial achievement of level 3 content.

Level 2: Beginning Progress- student is only beginning to develop the skill or understand concepts and needs to improve in order to meet expectations.

Level 1.5 With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content.

Level 1: Of Concern- student demonstrates limited evidence of understanding even with help from the teacher..




Contact Information

Deena Masters


School number: (863) 499-1287