🌍All future classwork/homework updates will be located on Google Classroom. Please continue to use this website for the online textbook and test review materials.🌍
JULY 17-21: ❀WELCOME❀ Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies Classroom Rules and Procedures Review of Syllabus Student Interest Survey Discussion: Why Study History? Tools of the Historian Worksheet
April 24-28: Medieval Japan 🎌Current Assignment: Japan Booklets We are continuing to work on this assignment in class. The booklet will contain notes, facts, a map/flag, a tanka poem and origami. 🔔Please see Google Classroom for additional assignments.
April 17-18: Welcome Back! This week are studying Medieval Japan. Current assignment: Medieval Japan WebQuest. Please see Google Classroom for details.
March 20-24: Retest on Ghana, Mali, Songhai. 🌍Continue working on you Mongols WebQuest. 🌍Yuan and Ming Dynasty Notes 🌍Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism reading and worksheet 🌍Please see Google Classroom for additional assignments ___________________________________________________________________________
March 17: Study for the retest on Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. (Monday, March 20)
March 15:Test on Ghana, Mali, and Songhai this Friday. Study the Kahoot! 🌀If you don't remember your Kahoot password, just click "Not You" underneath the login and the Kahoot will pop up.
March 14: I think that you guys may have found Study Island difficult because you did not read the lesson FIRST. Each section has a lesson that you MUST READ and study BEFORE you start answering the questions. Please go back and redo the sections where you did not score at least 70% or higher. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE READ FIRST!!!
March 13: I am still sick, guys. Please go to Google Classroom for your assignments.
March 6-10: 🌍Students are continuing to work on their Ancient China WebQuests and West African Kingdoms Document Based Questions (DBQs) located on Google Classroom. 🌍Student groups will lead the discussion of the WebQuest answers on Tuesday and Wednesday. 🌍We will review for the West African Kingdoms Quiz that will be given on Thursday. 🌍We will take notes and go over the most important characteristics of the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties of the Middle Ages. ___________________________________________________________________________ February 27-March 3: 🔹This week, students will present their West African Kingdoms presentations. We will also review and take notes on each kingdom. 🔹Next, students will begin webquests on Ancient and Medieval China. 🌍Please refer to Google Classroom for all assignments.
February 15-16: Continue to work on the African Kingdoms WebQuest When you have completed the WebQuest, do the following: ⚠️ Read pages 445-449 ⚠️ Complete the Section 1 comprehension questions HERE ⚠️ Define the new vocabulary (plateau, griot, dhow) ⚠️ Begin West African Kingdoms Project (go to Google Classroom)
February 14: Retest on Islam Begin African Kingdoms WebQuest located on Google Classroom.
February 13: Buddhism Review (Quiz on Thursday) ❤️Tomorrow, February 14: Retest on Islam. Study your Kahoot!
February 7-10: Please refer to Google Classroom for your assignments. Assignment 1: Buddhism WebQuest Assignment 2: Hinduism versus Buddhism (Comparison/Contrast Activity) Tuesday, February 14: Retest on Islam
February 6: Islam Test 🌍Sign up for Google Classroom 1st Period: Google Classroom Code 2k82b4a 2nd Period: Google Classroom Code tyvecpq 3rd Period: Google Classroom Code xh1ca9 4th Period: Google Classroom Code pq4o4m
January 30: 5 Pillars of Islam Today we will discuss and answer comprehension questions the 5 Pillars of Islam. A short film will follow. Students will write down 5 facts learned from the film and answer ten exit ticket questions on Google Forms.
January 27: Islamic Empires 🌀 Groups will read and report out on assigned textbook pages Homework: Finish up your Islam WebQuest. Students should have completed this webquest in class. However, you may continue working on it over the weekend if you did not finish. This webquest is due on Monday, January 30th
January 23: Today we will begin our study of ISLAM (Chapter 11) 1. Warm-Up: Read Section 1: The Rise of Islam on pages 373-378. Answer questions 1, 2, and 4 on page 378. Place your answers in your notebooks. 2. Discussion of Section 1 and review of questions. 3. Islam WebQuest: Click HERE. You may work in groups of 2 or 3. 4. Study for the test tomorrow on Christianity (Chapter 10)
January 18-19: We are continuing our discussion of Christianity. Students will continue to work on their WebQuests and analyze Christian art. We will then review yesterday's homework on the "Good Samaritan." ❊WebQuest due Friday, January 19th ❊Christianity Test on Tuesday ___________________________________________________________________________ January 17: We will continue our study of Christianity. Homework (worksheet): Read the parable on the "Good Samaritan" and answer the questions that follow.
January 13:The First Christians 1. Read pages 343-350 of your textbook. 2. Answer the questions on the worksheet provided.
January 12: CHRISTIANITY 1. Complete the Christianity WEBQUEST 2. Use the following LINK to find your answers. 3. Skip question #3
December 6-7: Working in groups, students will be assigned a section of text on the rise and fall of the Roman empire. After reading the information, students will present their findings to the class in the form of a summary. ___________________________________________________________________________ December 5: 1. Continue working on your Document Based Question Packet on Julius Caesar. 2. When you have finished, begin reading pages 282-288. 3. Practice the Rise of Rome Quizlet HERE ___________________________________________________________________________ December 2: 1. Quizzes on Sparta v. Athens and Vocabulary List #1 2. Document Based Questions on Julius Caesar
November 30: Click here to practice for the Vocabulary Quiz--->Kahoot! ❊Here are thePowerPoint Notes so far. I will continue to add to them throughout the week.
November 29: The Roman Republic ❊Here are thePowerPoint Notes so far. I will continue to add to them throughout the week. ❊Study for the vocabulary quiz on Friday!
*Students are required to define each term and write a sentence for each. Due Friday, November 18.
___________________________________________________________________________ November 10: Today's Agenda
Read pages 175-179 on the rule of Alexander the Great. Answer questions 1-3 on page 179. Discovery Education Film on Alexander the Great. Some classes will be wrapping up their Sparta v. Athens debates today.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ November 9: Today's Agenda NEWSELA article on the presidential win. It has been assigned to you. Continuation of Sparta v. Athens debates ___________________________________________________________________________ November 7: Today Kids Vote!
❊Click HERE to find out what district you live in, where you would vote, and the candidates on the ballot for your district. ___________________________________________________________________________ November 4: Pericles and the Peloponnesian War
Warm Up: Read the National Geographic "The Way it Was" excerpt on page 143. Answer the two questions that follow. Guiding Questions for today's discussion: *What was the Delian League? *What is the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy? *Who was Pericles and why is he considered to be such an important figure in Athenian history? What were his achievements? *What were the causes of the Peloponnesian War? *Why was Athens defeated? CHAPTER 4 REVIEW *Who were the Minoans? *Who were the Mycenaeans? *What are the requirements for Greek citizenship? *Why are Solon and Cleisthenes significant to Greek democracy? *What are the requirements for Greek citizenship? *Who were Cyrus the Great? King Darius I? King Xerxes? *What led to the Persian Wars?
❋Homework: Work on your arguments: Pro Sparta or Pro Athens We will debate again on Wednesday. 🌀Click HERE for a graphic organizer that will assist you with preparing your argument. ___________________________________________________________________________ November 2-3: We will be discussing Greek citizenship, the Persian Wars, and the Golden Age of Pericles. Below are questions that will guide our discussions.
FIRST: Discussion on Greek Citizenship and Democracy Who was allowed to be a Greek Citizen and why? What were the rights of Greek citizens? What were the rights of women? Who are the hoplites? Why did Athens rebel against its government?
SECOND: Read about the Persian Wars HERE. When you have finished reading, take the quiz at the bottom of the page. What was your score?
THIRD: Informal Debate: Which society was superior...Sparta or Athens? ______________________________________________________________________________ November 1: Students completed document based questions (DBQs) on Spartan and Athenian society. Due to such overwhelming interest in debating which city-state had themostsuperior societal structure, we will have an informal debate on Thursday. Prepare your arguments kids!
*UPDATED* EXTRA CREDIT: ADD UP TO 20 POINTS TO YOUR TEST GRADE BY COMPLETING THE FOLLOWING WEBQUEST: River Valley Civilizations DUE: Friday, November 4th ❈❈❈❈❈❈❈❈ Those of you that did not turn in the extra credit assignment by November 4th to improve your test grades will have until Friday, November 18 to turn it in. After that date, the extra credit will not be accepted. Remember that you have been given three weeks...more than fair.
October 28: ❋Drop Everything and Read: Sparta and Athens (pages 124-130) Answer questions 1 & 2 on page 130. ❀We will review the answers on your Ancient Greece WebQuests. ❋Test scores will be revealed!
___________________________________________________________________________ October 27: TEST TODAY After finishing your test, complete the following:
❀ Finish your Ancient Greece WEBQUEST ❀ Define the following terms (place them in your notebook) tyrant oligarchy democracy helot Primary Source: a document or object that was created by an individual or group as part of their daily lives. Primary sources include birth certificates, photographs, diaries, letters, embroidered samplers, clothing, household implements, and newspapers. (Smithsonian) Secondary Source: summaries, second-hand accounts, and analyses of events created by someone who did not witness the event, but may have read or heard about it. Examples may include: books or articles written on a topic, artworks depicting an event, letters or diaries recounting a version of events told to the author by another source. (Smithsonian)
❀ NEXT... Sign up for my class on NEWSELA (I will give you the code for your class) Read the assigned NEWSELA article on the Code of Hammurabi. When you are finished, complete the QUIZ and WRITE assignments for the article. ___________________________________________________________________________ October 26: Assignment: Ancient Greece WebQuest using Odyssey Online's Greece Use the following LINK to help you better answer Question #4 ___________________________________________________________________________ October 24-25: Today, we will review for the Test on Thursday: Egypt, India, China using Kahoot! TEST ON THURSDAY: EGYPT, INDIA, CHINA
Upcoming Assignment: Ancient Greece WebQuest using Odyssey Online's Greece ___________________________________________________________________________ October 20-21: Ancient China Warm-Up: Read pages 224-231. Write 5 interesting facts learned from the reading. ❊Begin working on the Ancient China WebQuest. You may work in groups of two or three.
TEST ON THURSDAY (October 27): EGYPT, INDIA, CHINA
October 18-19: We will discuss the geography of the Indus River Valley, the Aryan Invasion, caste system, Hinduism, and India’s Empires. Click here for your Ancient India Study Guide Click HERE for the website that we will be using during our lesson.
October 17: Today we... ❊Defined the following terms subcontinent monsoon Sanskrit raja caste Guru ❊Read pages 194-201 ❊Answered questions 1-3 on page 201. ❊Reviewed our answers for last week's Ancient India WebQuest ___________________________________________________________________________ October 14: Ancient Indian Literature: The Story of Ramayana The Ramayanais an ancient Sanskrit epic which follows Prince Rama's quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana with the help of an army of monkeys. It is traditionally attributed to the authorship of the sage Valmiki and dated to around 500 BCE to 100 BCE. Source: The British Library
October 11-12: Today your will begin an Ancient India Webquest. Click here for the document. Save it to your Google Drive. Click HERE for the website that you will use to answer the questions. 🔹❊The Himalayas link was broken previously. If your link is not working, please CLICK HERE.
_________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, September 13: Today, students created their own pyramid complete with an Egyptian god or goddess, hieroglyphics, and symbols.
Monday, September 12: We will discuss Egyptian social classes, review Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and discuss Egyptian religion.
**The end of the nine weeks is Friday and all missing work must be turned in byThursday, September 15.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: HOMEWORK ❈HOMEWORK: FINISH YOUR ANCIENT EGYPT STUDY GUIDE SCAVENGER HUNT ❈NOTEBOOK CHECKS TOMORROW
_____________________________________________ Thursday, September 8: CLASSWORK Re-quiz on Continents and Oceans. We will continue our study of Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms (Old, Middle and New). We will also write our names, a quote, or a phrase in Egyptian hieroglyphics. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 6-7: Students are studying and discussing Ancient Egypt (geography, transition from villages to kingdoms, social classes), taking notes, and completing reading comprehension questions daily.
There will be a re-quiz of the Continents and Oceans assessment on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 8 for those students who would like to improve their score. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2: Today, our guidance counselor, Ms. Hagan, will provide instruction on the reading and understanding of social cues.
August 31-September 1: We wrapped up our study of Ancient Mesopotamia and are now beginning Ancient Egypt. Students are reading from our textbook, answering comprehension questions, defining new vocabulary and taking notes.
August 30: RETEST on Early Humans (The Stone Age) August 29: Re-test tomorrow on Early Humans (The Stone Age). We take pictures tomorrow, but we do not know the schedule. If picture day interrupts testing, we will resume testing on Wednesday.
**A Continents and Oceans Re-Quiz will be given on Friday for those who need to improve their score. RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.
August 22-26: This week we learned about Mesopotamian Empires. On Friday, students will receive their scores for their tests on The Stone Age. Since this was their first test, there will be a retest on Tuesday, August 30 for those who would like to improve their scores. **Typically there are no re-tests. However, there will be other opportunities to raise test scores (extra-credit).
**STUDY FOR YOUR TEST BY USING THIS KAHOOT!** ___________________________________________________________________________ August 15-19: We are now studying about the ancient civilization of MESOPOTAMIA. MESOPOTAMIA POWERPOINT
IMPORTANT DATES: 1) The Ötzi stories were originally due this Wednesday, but I am giving the students until Friday, August 19th to turn them in. 2) TEST on the STONE AGE this Friday. Students have been given a study guide and we reviewed this information in class. 3) Progress reports go home Tuesday, August 16th. Students have 5 days from the date of progress reports to turn in any late assignments without penalty. ___________________________________________________________________________ August 8-12: Students are continuing to take notes, discuss and answer questions about the Neolithic Age. This week we are watching a documentary on the discovery and demise of Ötzi the Iceman and answering film guide questions. Students will then write a creative story explaining the following: ❋Why Ötzi traveled up the mountain (back down and up again) ❈What events occurred while on the mountain ❋Who he may have met along the way ❈How he may have died
**Important: You must not change the time period, Ötzi's physical characteristics, any other known facts (such as the fact that he went up, down, and back up the mountain), or his belongings. However, you can add new physical characteristics, people, objects and situations as you please.
**Please use the RACER rubric as a guide for your writing: RACER RUBRIC
❋ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE: Wednesday, August 17th❋
___________________________________________________________________________ August 4: Students will continue to take notes, read and answer comprehension questions on the Paleolithic Age. ____________________________________ August 3: Note-taking on the Paleolithic Age. ❀6th Grade Hall Maps are due on Monday, August 8th.❀ ____________________________________ August 2: Today we begin our discussion of Early Humans. ❋Click below to begin reading❋ Chapter 1: The First Civilizations ____________________________________ August 1: We are mapping the 6th Grade Hall today. ____________________________________ July 29: RE-QUIZ on Continents and Oceans Notes on the 5 Themes of Geography (Human-Environment Interaction) ____________________________________ June 28: Notes on the 5 Themes of Geography (MOVEMENT)
Homework: Map project due tomorrow (Friday)!
❈RE-QUIZ on Continents and Oceans tomorrow! ____________________________________ June 27: Notes on the 5 Themes of Geography (REGIONS)
Homework: Work on your map assignment.
❈RE-QUIZ on Continents and Oceans Friday ____________________________________ July 26: Notes on the 5 Themes of Geography (PLACE)
Latitude and Longitude Practice (plotting points on a grid)
Homework: Work on your map assignment. ❈Continents and Oceans Quiz Tomorrow! _____________________________________ July 25: Film and Notes on the 5 Themes of Geography (LOCATION)
HOMEWORK: Map a Room in Your Home! CLICK for instructions. DUE DATE: Friday, June 29th. ____________________________________ JULY 18-22: ❀WELCOME❀ Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies Classroom Rules and Procedures Student Interest Survey Parts of a Map (Discussion and Note-taking) Continents and Oceans Latitude and Longitude Practice