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December 11-15, 2017
Due Date: 12/15/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Objective. 6a, b, e….Compare the essential ideas of various historical documents that are important in shaping the values of American Democracy. 

 

Monday- Review Declaration and Constitution for test tomorrow. 

              (worksheet and game) 

Tuesday- Nine weeks test 

Wednesday- Mrs. Young speaking to classes 

Thursday- Watch movie 

Friday- Watch movie



December 4-8, 2017
Due Date: 12/8/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

December 4-8, 2017

Obj. 6a, b, e….Compare the essential ideas of various historical documents that are important in shaping the values of American Democracy. 

 

Monday- Students will read a handout on the Declaration of independence and they will partner up to determine the meaning of the grievances. 

 

Tuesday- Finish Declaration and grievances 

 

Wednesday- Students will watch a powerpoint on the Constitution and complete a worksheet. 

 

Thursday- Constitution handout.  Break down a reading on the Constitution and take notes. Write vocabulary words. 

 

Friday- Students will continue from breaking down a reading on the Constitution and take notes.



November 27-December1, 2017
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Students will take the citizenship/naturalization pre-test.

 

Tuesday- We will watch, discuss and take notes on a  Declaration of Independence powerpoint.  Short videos included. Students will answer a worksheet to follow along with video. 

 

Wednesday and Thursday- Students will read an article on the Declaration of Independence and answer questions, and see grievances the colonists had specifically. 

 

Friday- Readworks- reading and questions (quiz grade)



November 13-17, 2017
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Review for test

Tuesday- Test on Mayflower Compact, Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation

Wednesday- Mrs. Young will speak to the class

Thursday- The First Thanksgiving Activity

Friday- All 6th graders will go to the cafeteria to watch Hidden Figures then the afternoon will be spent in the gym with games

 



November 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 11/10/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

This week we will be reading from the Social Studies book that we have in the classroom.  The students will take notes and we will discuss chapter 25.

Monday- ch 25, sec 1-Politcal heritage

Tuesday- ch 25, sec 2-watch "The Story of the Magna carta" video

Wednesday- ch 25, sec 3. We will see how the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation came to be and shape the values of American democracy.

Thursday- Quiz on 10 vocabulary words that we wrote last Friday. (These words are at the bottom of this page).  Then watch the "America: the story of us: Declaration of Independence.

Friday- Magna carta reading and questions

 

VOCABULARY WORDS:

1. heritage- traditions passed down from generation to generation

2. legislature- group of people chosen to make laws

3. charter- document giving permission to create a government

4.tyranny- abuse of power

5. direct democracy- form of government in which laws are made directly by the citizens

6. republic- government in which representatives are elected to make laws

7. natural rights-rights people are born with and no government can take away

8. separation of powers- dividing government powers among executive, legistlative, and judicial branches

9. compact- written agreement to make and obey laws for the welfare of the group

10. ratification- approval

 



Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Mrs. Young will be talking to the class.

Tuesday-  Halloween...history of halloween

Wednesday- Friday.... we will be understanding the influences of historical documents like the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and others.  We will be using the book (chapter 25). We will read articles, define vocabulary words, and complete charts along the way. There will be a quiz next week on the documents discussed this week.

 

 

 

Monday- Students will use classroom textbook Chapter 25, section 1. Write

out vocabulary words and definitions. Read section 1, take notes, discuss.

 

Tuesday- Chapter 25, section 2. Vocabulary, read, notes. Students will see how the Magna Carta led to certain US documents we have today.              Youtube video- “The Story of the Magna Carta”

 

Wednesday- Quiz on historical documents will be Friday. Chapter 25, section 3. Vocabulary, read, notes, discuss. Students will see how the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation came to be and shape the values of American Democracy.  Video- “America. The Story of Us”

 

Thursday- Review all historical documents for test tomorrow.

 

Friday- Test on historical documents. Studentcnn.com

 



October 23-27, 2017
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- The Settlers of America Game ( One Drive) 

 

Tuesday-  TTW explain the brochure that students will start designing about the 13 colonies.  Will be a study tool for test and a grade. 

 

Wednesday- work on and finish brochure 

 

Thursday- Review for 13 colonies test-----play review game 

 

Friday- Test on the 13 colonies



October 16-20, 2017
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Objective: 8a, b....Identify the 13 colonies and describe the differences of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.

Monday- Review the chart for all colonies and make sure students have correct answers.

Cnn10.com

Make up quizzes???

Tuesday- Walk-about using pictures and questions.

Wednesday- Discuss walk about questions and cnn.com

Thursday- Powerpoint over 13 colonies

Friday- Mrs. Young will be in class



Oct 9-13, 2017
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday is a holiday!!!  No School!

This week we will start looking at how the 13 original colonies began.  We will break each day into a section of colonies (New England, Middle, Southern). Students will have a test on Friday on locating and naming all 13 original colonies. 

I will give a chart for students to fill out on each colony. They should study this each night for homework.

 



October 2-6
Due Date: 10/6/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

We will be reading, discussing, and summarizing disasters all week. Disasters include hurricanes and volcanoes. Daily grades and quiz grades will be given.  This is the last week of this 9 weeks!!!

 

Mrs. Young will also be talking to the class on Thursday.



Sept 25-29, 2017
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

 

Monday- Journal prompt (Write paragraph that defines and describes "natural disasters").

Discuss their writing.

Brainstorm disasters on the board.

Divide class into teams and they write causes and consequences of their disaster.

Tuesday- Computer Lab. Students collect data using a list to be provided by the teacher of possible topics.

Wednesday- Computer Lab to finish research.

Thursday- Students/groups will present their disaster.

Friday- Students/groups will present their disaster.

 

 



Sept 18-22, 2017
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday-

Finish Presentations

Tuesday-

Some classes may need to finish presenting due to LHS pep rally and school pictures.

Map Skills- remediation on cardinal and intermediate directions by using a worksheet and white boards.

Watch CNN10.com and discuss as a class

Wednesday-

Map Skills- remediation of geography by using a worksheet (Royal Castle Floor Plan)

Thursday-

LMS Homecoming pep rally....

CNN10.com

Students will read about tornadoes and answer questions for a quiz grade.

Friday- TSW read article: “Animal Tracking Could Help Predict Earthquakes”.

-TSW complete a graphic organizer describing the main ideas and

supporting details of the article. Then write a summary.



Sept. 11-15, 2017
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- learn about 9/11 by reading, discussing, and watching "The Man in the Red Bandana"

Tuesday- presentations. Students will also fill out a presentation form for a quiz grade.

Wednesday- presentations

Thursday- presentations

Friday- presentations.  We will also be attending the LHS pep rally.

 



September 4-8, 2017
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday is a holiday so NO SCHOOL!!!

Tuesday and Wednesday we will working in the computer lab. Students will research a country of their choice and will answer questions and create a book.

Thursday- Finish working on book in class.

Friday- Students will kpresent their books to the class.



Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Time zone reading handout. Color each time zone.

Tuesday- I will explain how and why we have different time zones and we will work on a time zone activity where the students will see how time zones change from region to region.

Wednesday- Finish time zone activity sheet.

Thursday- Time zone test

Friday-  Students will be given classtime to research a country. There will be a rubric to follow. we will continue this next week also.

 



August 21-25, 2017
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- We will discuss the solar eclipse.  Then work on Latitude and Longitude---- straight line grid.

Tuesday- Latitude and longitude using curved map.

 

Wednesday- Students will play a game using latitude and longitude.

Thursday- Test on vocabulary and locating latitude and longitude 

Friday- Mrs. Young will be talking to classes about study skills

geography- study of the earth

hemisphere- half of the earth

equator- 0 degrees latitude

Prime Meridian- 0 degrees longitude

compass rose- picture on maps that show directions (N,S,E,W)

latitude- lines that run east and west

longitude- lines that run north and south

cardinal directions- main directions (N,S,E,W)

intermediate directions- directions northwest, southwest, northeast, southeast

The USA is located in the northern hemisphere and the western hemisphere.

 



August 14-18, 2017
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

 

Monday- 5 themes of geography walk about. Students will get a handout with questions. They will travel around the commons area of the school to find the answer.

 

Tuesday- Bellwork: Fill in the blank vocabulary. TSW write the

               questions from the board and answer each one.

                World Map: focus on hemispheres, latitude, longitude,

               compass rose

 

Wednesday- Latitude and Longitude---- straight line grid. TTW

             explain the chart and give coordinates for students to

             locate.

 

Thursday- Latitude and Longitude---curved line map. 

              The Numbers Mark the Spot handout---quiz

 

Friday- Message in a Bottle game. The students will play the game in small groups.



April 24-28
Due Date: 4/28/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday and Tuesday will be state testing days for 6th grade.  We will be doing light work/games those days so they can focus more on testing.  

Wednesday- Friday we will discuss money and the wasteing of money. We will have group activity and game on Friday dealing with saving money.

Students will keep a record of their spending for one week. 

 

 



April 10-14
Due Date: 4/14/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- We will finish writing the final essay on "Should women have equal pay for equal work?"

*Physicals will be done today for $10 cash*

Tuesday- We will start discuusions on child labor. We will watch videos and read articles dealing with how child labor has changed over time.

*Spring pictures will be taken for those who are interested. Pre-pay only.*

Wednesday- Child labor

Thursday- Child labor

Friday- HOLIDAY!!!!  NO SCHOOL!!!



March 27-31
Due Date: 3/31/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

I will in Washington, DC with the 8th graders this week. I am supposed to have the same substitute all week!  Hopefully:) 

The students will be doing reading and writing assignments on Rosa Parks and female athletes being paid as much as male athletes and I will take a grade (some daily, some quiz) for everything. 



March 20-24
Due Date: 3/24/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

These next 2 weeks we will discuss the political and social impact of the civil rights movement for women.  

 

We will be looking at powerpoints, reading articles and poems, writing summaries, and watching short videos about women's rights and how and when women became important leaders in the communities. 

Monday- watch Ruby Bridges movie

Tuesday- finish Ruby Bridges movie

Wednesday- Rosa Parks IVF writing (where get information, verb, finish the main idea)

Thursday- Newsela passage with quiz questions on women's rights movement

Friday- Learn 360 video on women's rights movement and discussion



March 6-10
Due Date: 3/10/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- We will dicuss civil rights by reading "The Road to Civil Rights".  We will discuss the reading and also do activities with it.  Some historical events we will discuss are Montgomery Bus Boycott, Greensboro Sit in, Selma march, and the Freedom Rides.

Tuesday- Civil Rights Movement continues

Wednesday- Finish civil rights and review for test tomorrow.

Thursday- Test on civil rights

Friday- Students will read about Rosa Parks and then write a summary.

 

Next week is Spring Break!!!!!!!  Be safe and have fun!!

 

 



Feb. 27- March 3
Due Date: 3/3/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Work on study guide for test on Wednesday. (Slavery, civil rights, Jim Crow)

Tuesday- Finish study guide and play review game. test tomorrow!

Wednesday- TEST

Thursday- Mrs. Young will be in class talking to all students.

Friday- We are start writing summaries.  Today will will have a short story to read, highlight, and summarize.  Homework will be to finish the summary if not finished in class.  Writing done this week will not be graded. We are learning HOW to write.  Next week we will write one that I will take as a quiz grade.



February 20-24
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- HOLIDAY

Tuesday-Jim Crow laws- "What does segreagation mean?" Look at pictures. Read side 1 of handout. Discuss.

Wednesday- Jim Crow laws.-Worksheet as a quiz grade.  Discussion of separate but equal, 13th-14th amendments.

Thursday- FIELD TRIP.  Studentcnn and classroom games for the classes who are meeting.

Friday- Jr. Scholastic magazine.  Students will read an article about North Korea's leader and testing of nuclear weapons. They will answer questions (quiz grade).



Feb 13-17
Due Date: 2/17/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Students will read and we will dicuss the history of and impact of slavery

Tuesday-activities-slavery, no freedom, no rights

Wednesday- discuss the civil war and impact it had on today

Thursday- finish civil war discussion and take an open note quiz on slavery and civil war packet

Friday- Learn 360 video



February 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

This week we will finish and present the Black History Month projects.  Students will receive a test grade for the project including a presentation grade.

They will also fill out a presentation form while others are presenting. This will be a quiz grade.

Progress reports go out Wednesday and a homework grade (100) will be given for those being signed and returned by Friday. 



Jan 30-Feb 3
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

 

Objective: 6c…Students will analyze the social and political impact of civil rights movement through a Black History Month project.

 

Monday- What is a refugee? What is an asylum seeker?

·        Class discussion of similarities and differences in refugees and other immigrants who we have studied.

·        Watch 2 videos.

·        Students will write a reflection journal that focuses on the reactions to the discussion and videos.

 

Tuesday- Return tests from last Friday.

Make Valentine cards for Lebonheur children.

 

Wednesday- Begin researching black history month project.

·        Students will draw names of different categories (sports, arts, science, math, history).

·        They will spend time in the computer lab looking up questions about each person then will put either a booklet, powerpoint, or prezi together to present to the class next week.

 

Thursday- Research for black history month project

 

Friday- Research/visual aid for black history month project



January 23-27
Due Date: 1/27/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- We will go to the computer lab to research questions about immigration today and tomorrow.

 

Tuesday- computer lab- finish immigration questions

 

Wednesday- discuss the questions that students researched in the lab

 

Thursday- Cold read and questions about Ellis Island. This will be for a quiz grade.

 

Friday- Jr. Scholastic- immigration then and now. Read and discuss as a class.



January 16-20
Due Date: 1/20/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday is a holiday!!!  No School.

Tuesday- Students will read a story and answer questions from a Jr. Scholastic magazine.  Topic is how the media has news that is not always the most accurate. Here we will look at how to determine true and not so true information.

Wednesday- We will be adding onto our topic of citizenship and begin our discussion of immigration.  We will discover what immigration is and why people have moved over time.  We will be reading about Ellis Island and watching a video.

Thursday- Students will look at a chart about immigration and figure out how waves of people have come and gone from different parts of the world.  We will use the textbook (pages 540-547).

Friday- Test/Studentcnn.com  

 



January 8-13
Due Date: 1/13/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

This week students will be attending the abstinence class each day during Social Studies.  This is being done through the counselor's office.

Due to the snow last week and the abstinence class this week, the citizenship test will be a take home test. Students MAY use their notes but NOT each other.  The test will be due Wednesday in class.



January 2-6
Due Date: 1/6/2017
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

This week we are discussing citizenship.  We will be reading from the book, watching a video, and taking notes in class. The students will take quiz on Friday. 

Study notes from class each day for a quick review.



December 12-16
Due Date: 12/16/2016
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Monday- Review by filling out study guide

Tuesday- Case 21 Math....review by playing eggspert

Wednesday- semester exam

Thursday- video

Friday- video

Enjoy your holiday and see you in January!!!



December 5-9
Due Date: 12/9/2016
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

This week students will be researching and making a brochure about the 3 branches of government. This will be done independently and will be a test grade.  We will go to the computer lab for 2-3 days to research and get it completed.  Students will have the opportunity to share one person with the class.



Nov 28- Dec 2
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

I hope everyone had a great and relaxing Thanksgiving break!!  Back to work for 3 more weeks.  These will be important weeks as it will soon be the end of the semester! 

These next couple of weeks will be spent learning about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. We will use our books, videos, and other information to break down what each branch does and how they all must work together to be successful.  Student notes should be studied each night and they should be prepared for a quiz on the Legislative branch quiz on Thursday.