History-Mrs. Renton


Dear 6th Grade families,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about what your student will be learning this semester in my class. My name is Mrs. Renton and this is the 7th year I have taught World History and Geography. I love history and how it explains the world we live in. My passion is knowledge and I want to share it with your student.

The modern world owes a great deal to past civilizations and your student will be exploring all the inventions and ideas that contributed to our culture today. Religion and race has played a central role in the history of the World. We will be discussing the roles of these two sensitive subjects often throughout the year. Studying history without taking sides, but understanding the perspective of all the participants leads to a greater appreciation of history’s influence on the present.

The grading structure in the history department will weight the tests, quizzes and projects at 70% and practice work at 30%. In my class there will be a test for each of the units many quizzes. Students will have an opportunity to re-submit any test or quiz for an improved score. There will not be any extra credit assignments. Much of the class work will be done in class. These assignments will ensure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts and events discussed that week. The notebook will also serve as a study guide for all tests.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child.


For this class students need the following supplies everyday

Zipper Pouch or container

Pencils, extra lead if using mechanical

Pens - black, blue and red

Highlighters - at least 3 different colors

Colored pencils

Glue sticks


One 100-page Composition notebook


Post it notes

Pencil sharpener Paula Renton
World History and Geography

Rio Rancho Middle School
Room 406
Phone (505)891-5335 Ext 54706