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August 30: Complete and review Mesopotamia WebQuest assignment. 🌍Mesopotamia Quiz on Friday, September 1🌍 📚Quiz will use information from your notes and the WebQuest.
August 28-29: Completion of Mesopotamia notes. Begin Mesopotamia WebQuest. See Google Classroom for details.
August 22-25: This week, we will begin our unit on early civilizations. We will explore Ancient Mesopotamia and take notes (Click HERE for the Mesopotamia PowerPoint). Students will also learn about the characteristics of a civilization. We will also present Ötzi stories. *Otzi Stories are due Tuesday, August 22nd* *Test on Early Humans Friday, August 25th* *Wednesday, August 23rd: Teacher Workday*
August 21: Students experienced the eclipse today. Class were shortened for this event. We watched CNN 10 News and worked on a current events assignment. **Test on Early Humans Friday, August 25th**
August 16-17: Write a creative story detailing the life and death of Ötzi the Iceman. You will need to incorporate the items found with his body (such as bow and arrows, flint knife, copper axe, etc), bodily characteristics (tattoos, height, eye color, etc.), and any other film evidence that gave us insight as to his day-to-day life. You must also explain why Ötzi went up the mountain, down, and back up again. 🌍You can be as creative as you want with this story as long as you do not alter (change) the facts presented in the film. You can change his name, discuss what his life was like in his village, create and describe his occupation (job), explain why he had those mysterious tattoos, etc. This is your story, so be creative!
🌍The final written work should be on lined paper or typed. If your story is handwritten, it should be at least 1.5 pages.
August 14-16: We are viewing PBS Nova's "Iceman Murder Mystery". Students will answer film comprehension questions and write a creative story that details the life and death of Ötzi the Iceman, the Neolithic Age's most famous figure, using evidence provided by the film.
August 9-11: Students will be presenting their "Design Your Own Country" maps. We will also be taking notes on Early Humans and introducing Ötzi the Iceman, one of the most famous Neolithic Era figures. ___________________________________________________________________________ August 7-8: This week, we will begin our discussion of Early Humans. ❋Click to begin reading-->Chapter 1: The First Civilizations • Warm Ups-Monday: Read pages 9-11. Tuesday: Read pages 12-15 from Journey Across Time textbook. Answer daily comprehension questions. Review. • Film: Stories From the Stone Age: First Farmers. Students will take notes from the film and answer a comprehension question-set that will be followed by discussion. • Note-taking: Early Hominids, Paleolithic and Neolithic Times • Complete worksheet on Human-Like Hominids ___________________________________________________________________________ July 31 through August 4: Topics & Homework Monday: Latitude and Longitude Tuesday: 5 Themes of Geography: Location 📚Homework: DESIGN A COUNTRY Dream up your own country and create a map of your country. The maps should show natural (rivers, mountains) and man-made (highways, major cities) features. Students should name their countries, decide which products will provide the economic basis of their country, and include any significant landmarks or tourist attractions. Be sure to include a map key (LEGEND) for the map. REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED TO INCLUDE THE: Name of Country Natural features Man-made features Climate Exports Tourist Attractions DUE DATE MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH
JULY 24-28 Monday: Completion and review of the Tools of the Historian worksheet. Tuesday: Finish review of the Tools of the Historian Worksheet. We will discuss the value of timelines. We will review continents and oceans and students will be given a sheet to complete. We will then begin our discussion of map skills. 📚Key vocabulary: geography, cardinal direction, compass rose, scale, hemisphere, latitude, longitude, equator, prime meridian 🌍Homework: Students will create their own personal timelines using the rubric provided HERE. Students should list at least eight important events that have occurred in their own lives or within the lives of family members. Wednesday: TBD
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 Key vocabulary: Prehistory, Ancient History, period, era, decade, century, chronology, BC/BCE), AD/CE), timeline