August 13 – 17

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This week we begin exploring a new region – Europe

We begin with Geography – Political and Physical Maps

8/13-14 Mon – Tues:  I can apply the elements of civilization – GRAPES – to my own personal experiences.
  • Finish Politics, Economics, Social Structures
    GRAPES OF ME PROJECT – DUE WED. 8/15

8/15 Wednesday: I can locate various countries and land forms found in Europe

  • Students use the class Atlas to construct both a political and physical map of Europe. Maps are to be labeled and colored.
    • Spain, France,  Germany, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Russia
    • Alps, Urals, Pyrenees, Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Scandinavian Peninsula, Iberian Peninsula, European Plain
  • Begin Physical Features Power Notes 

8/16 Thursday:  I can locate various countries and land forms found in Europe

  • Finish Power Notes
  • Map Pre-Assessment
    • Introduce “European Vacay Tour”:  With a partner, students will construct a map  of Europe to design an entire tour through Europe.  There must be a start and an end to the tour.  The  teams must make a logical route through Europe using all that they have learned.  Students MUST include all of the Georgia Standards (see below).  hey must also research to find at least one “Tourist Trap” for each destination.  FINAL PROJECT DUE  THURSDAY 8/23
    • Remember, this is a collaborative activity, so please make sure that each team member participates fully and wholly in each component of the assignment.
    • HOMEWORK: FIND ONE INTERESTING PLACE TO VISIT FOR EACH LOCATION LISTED BELOW
      • Spain, France,  Germany, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Russia
      • Alps, Urals, Pyrenees, Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Scandinavian Peninsula, Iberian Peninsula, European Plain

8/17 Friday: I can locate various countries and land forms found in Europe

  • Day 1 – “European Vacay Tour”

 

 

 

August 6 – 10

Greetings and Welcome to  6th Grade Social Studies

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I hope that all of you have read my “Welcome Letter” sent home last week.  If not, I have attached a copy here:

Welcome Letter: WELCOME TO SOCIAL STUDIES-2nj0m21

2017 0- 2018 Syllabus: 2018-2019 Social Studies Syllabus-15ntqrj

We will be up  and running this week.   We begin by reviewing the continents then move on to familiarizing ourselves with information found in an Atlas (tables, graphs, maps, etc.).  Finally, we begin to understand  how  the pieces of Social Studies connect by examining the elements  of  civilization – “GRAPES”.

After each studying each GRAPES element, students will complete a “GRAPES  of Me” activity sheet to compile a GRAPES book about themselves.  We will work on the activity sheets in class; however, homework will be to finish each at home.

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April 30 – May 4

Don’t Forget International Night Tuesday 1, 2018 – Come Support Your Student’s Home Room Class

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • 5/15 – Lunch On The Lawn
    • Bring drinks, blankets, etc.
  • 5/16 – 6th Grade Field Day
    • Bring drinks, sunscreen, money for treats
    •  **WE ARE THE FALCON**
  • Students’ Achievement Celebration
    • Date to be announced!

**We will spend the entire week reviewing all of our 6th Grade Social Studies Standards**

April 16-20

 

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Monday 4/16 – 17:  I can demonstrate my comprehension of the Latin American Unit Standards: Geography, Natural Resources, Population Distribution, History, Latin America Present.

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Wednesday 4/18: I can demonstrate my comprehension of the Latin American Unit Standards: Geography, Natural Resources, Population Distribution, History, Latin America Present.

  • Latin America Unit Test
  • Governments Review – Close Read and Respond

Thursday 4/19:  I can explain how countries distribute power.

  • UFC – Distribution of Power Power Notes
  • Constructed Response: What is the different between “Distribution of Power” and “Citizen Participation”?

Friday 4/20: I can compare the governments and economies of Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.

  • Power Notes – Government/Econ. Brazil, Cuba, Mexico
  • Triple Bubble Map

April 9 – 13

6th GRADE MILESTONES APRIL 10-13

Please eat a good breakfast!

Please bring two #2 pencils

Please bring a book

Image result for kids testing cartoonMonday 4/9:  I can explain the impact of poverty on Latin America.

  • Discovery Ed. Video Response
  • Power Notes – Poverty in Latin America
  • Prove It! – Questions and Thematic Map

Tuesday 4/10: I can explain how the war on drugs has impacted Latin America.

**ELA MILESTONES PT. 1**

  • Power Notes – The War on Drugs
  • Prove It! – Assessment

Wednesday 4/11: I can  explain the impact of poverty, the war on drugs, and migration to the United States on Latin America.

**ELA MILESTONES PT. 2**

Thursday: I can demonstrate my understanding of content related vocabulary words.

March 26 – 30

Mercedes Benz Stadium Trip Thursday 29th.

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Monday 26: I can analyze a text to explain the causes of the Cuban Revolution.

  • Vocabulary: definitions and original sentences.  Students watch video on US/Cuba relationship before the 1950’s and then write an original sentence for each vocabulary word in context.
  • Close Read:  The Cuban Revolution read and respond

Tuesday 27: I can explain how conflict led to change in Cuba.

  • Cuban Revolution
  • Bay of Bigs
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Power Notes – Constructed Responses

March 19 – 23

Q4 REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE BY WEDNESDAY  21, 2018

PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN REPORT CARD ENVELOPE

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Monday 3/19: I can describe Latin America before European colonization.

  • “Gimme 10, Take 5” – Video response
  • Close Read and Response – “African Slavery on the Development of the Americas”
  • HOMEWORK – FINISH CLOSE READ AND RESPONSES

Tuesday 3/20: I can write an informative text using relevant details.

  • Power Notes 
  • Constructed Response – Write -2 paragraphs explaining how European colonization has impacted Latin America. 

Wednesday 3/21: I can analyze an informational text to answer specific questions. 

  • Close Read and Response – “Spanish and Portuguese Influence in Latin America”
  • Introduce 4 Square Collage project 

Thursday 3/22: I can effectively collaborate to create a project illustrating my understanding of the Latin American history standards

Friday 3/23:  I can effectively collaborate to create a project illustrating my understanding of the Latin American history standards

 

 

 

March 12 – 16

Image result for motivational quotes for students Monday 3/12:  I can locate, describe, and classify Latin American   physical features

  • Review Latin America political/physical map
  • Construct tree-map to classify the features of Latin America
  • **DUE TODAY – COMPLETED POLITICAL/PHYSICAL MAP & LATIN AMERICA ILLUSTRATIONS**
  • **POLITICAL / PHYSICAL MAP QUIZ WEDNESDAY**
  • HOMEWORK – FINISH PHYSICAL FEATURES TREE MAP
  • DOWNLOAD TREE MAP: Latin America Physical Features Tree Map-1u5980k

Tuesday 3/13:  I can explain how the climate, location, and natural resources of Latin America impact population

  • Three Column notes on Mexico, Brazil, and Cuba
  • Construct a “double bubble map” on either Mexico and Brazil vs. Cuba
  • **HOMEWORK – FINISH DOUBLE BUBBLE MAP**

Wednesday 3/14: EARLY RELEASE – 1:30

  • Latin America Map Quiz – Political and Physical Maps
  • Finish double bubble if did not due for homework

Thursday 3/15: I can analyze the major environmental issues in Mexico and Brazil

Friday 3/16:  I can construct a poster to explain the causes and effects of environmental issues and possible solutions.

  • Students will create an Environmental Poster to educate people about the causes, effects, and solutions to an environmental issue in Latin America.
  • DOWNLOAD ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES POSTER PROJECT: