6th Grade Social Studies

 

 


Teacher:   Mrs. Catherine Kollars, ckollars@stclarepdx.org

Curriculum:   Ancient Civilization; Current Events

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     Students who understand history, geography,current events, and the other social studies have a greater ability to make decisions, to participate in democracy, and to be better citizens of our communities, nation, and world.  As a passionate student of history, I try to share this enthusiasm with my students both because it is naturally interesting and vitally important.

     Sixth graders will study the ancient world focusing on the civilizations of Egypt, Ancient India, Ancient China, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic Empires.  Students will develop important organization and study skills as they learn a process for studying social studies that they will follow for the next three years. Theywill learn and apply relevant vocabulary, graphic note taking, reading for meaning, map skills, essay writing, and other skills.  Regular quizzes and written tests will also be utilized to assess learning learning.  Finally, several projects througout the school year will allow students do demonstrate a variety of research and presentation skills.   The Egyptian project and report will allow students to create a model or "artifact" related to ancient Egypt.  These will be displayed in the school hallways for all to enjoy in the late fall.  Another highlight of the course will include Greek Day in which students dress as ancient Greeks and participate in student-written skits to share information they  have researched with the rest of the class.

   The goal is to foster an appreciation and even a "love" of history as well as to build on the life skills of writing, critical thinking, reading for meaning, and civic responsibility.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kollars’s

6th Grade Social Studies Plan

2017-2018

(Outdoor School days deleted from First Trimester)

This plan is subject to change based on teacher discretion.

Textbook:  My World History; Pearson, 2012 

Curriculum: Ancient World History; Current Events; Geography

 

  Topic

 Assessments

Essential Questions

1st TRIMESTER  45 days

 

 

 Introduction

Activities

 

 

 Core  Concepts:   History & Geography and Maps

Quiz/Map

  • Why do people study and organize  the passage    

      of time?     

  • What is the meaning of history?                                                                                   

 Current Events

Current Events Magazine

 (Varies)

  Unit 1  Origins

          Chapter  1 “Early People”     

Quiz/Map/Test

  • What is the importance of geography?

     Chapter 2  “Beginning of

                      Civilization”

Quiz/Map/Test

  • What are the consequences of technology?
  • What should governments do?

  . Unit 2   The Ancient Near East

       Chapter 3  “The Fertile Crescent

Quiz

  • What are the consequences of technology?  

        Chapter 4 “ Egypt and Nubia

                   Research/Display Piece,

                              Presentation      

Quiz/Map/Test

Project

  •  How much does geography affect  people’s lives?

 

       Chapter 5  “Judaism and the

                      Jewish People”

Quiz

How are religion and culture connected?

2nd TRIMESTER 49 days

 

 

 Preparation for Geography Bee

 

 

 Current Events

Current Events Magazine

           (Varies)      

 Unit 3   The Ancient World (Part A)

     Chapter 6 “Civilizations of Ancient                  

                        India”                  

Quiz/Map/

  • How much does geography affect people’s  lives?                                                                                                     

 

  Chapter 7  “India’s Empires”                   

Quiz/Map/Test

  • How are religion and culture connected? 

 

 Unit 4   Ancient Greece

      Chapter 10 “The Ancient Greeks”

Quiz/  

  •  What is power and who should have it? 

 

 Chapter 11 “Ancient Greek Civilization”

  Research and Group Presentation

Quiz/Map/Test

Project

  • How should we handle conflict?

3RD  TRIMESTER                  50 days

 

 

 Current Events

Current Events Magazine

 (Varies)

Unit 3  The Ancient World (Part B)

     Chapter 8  “ Ancient China”        

Quiz/Map/

  •  How much does geography affect people’s lives?

     Chapter 9  “The Chinese Empire”

Quiz/Map/Test

  • What should governments do?   

Unit 4   Ancient Rome

      Chapter 12 “The Roman Republic”

Quiz/  

 

  • What should governments do?

      Chapter 13 “The Roman Empire

                          And Christianity”

Quiz/Map/Test

Quiz/Project

  •  Why do people move?

Unit 5 The Byzantine Empire and    

                  Islamic Civilization”

       Chapter 15  “Islamic Civilization”

Quiz/Map/Test

 

  • How are religion and culture connected?