Sixth Grade Social Studies
Here are the anticipated assignments for the fourth and final marking period of 2016-2017.

The tentative date for the Greece test is Friday May 19th.  Please check Engrade for possible changes.  The study guide will be given out at least one week before the test (and it will be posted on Engrade).

All homework assignments have already been posted to Engrade - you can get a head start now!

Marking Period 4

Unit 5: Greece

Assignment

Category

Points

Olympic Odes

Group assignments

100

Greek temple project

Group assignments

100

Adapt a Greek Play project

Group assignments

100

7 Wonders Brochure

Individual assignments

100

Greek Myth Sequel Project

Individual assignments

100

Unit 5 Greece Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

Athenian Assembly Participation

Individual assignments

100

Greece Alphabet Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 5 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

Minoans HW

Homework

5

Sparta HW

Homework

5

Macedonians HW

Homework

5

Greek Culture HW

Homework

5

 

Unit 6: Rome

Assignment

Category

Points

Roman Architecture project

Group assignments

100

Build a Roman Domus project

Group assignments

100

Roman myth skit

Group assignments

100

Unit 6 Rome Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

Emperor Simulation participation

Individual assignments

100

Rome Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 6 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

Etruscans HW

Homework

5

Roman Republic HW

Homework

5

Roman Empire HW

Homework

5

Christianity and the Roman Empire HW

Homework

5

Fall of Rome HW

Homework

5

Europe After Rome HW

Homework

5


Please note the anticipated assignments and point values for marking period 3.  

During this marking period we will finish Unit 3: China, complete Unit 4 Egypt and begin Unit 5: Ancient Greece.  Please be sure to check Engrade to see your grades for assignments.

Remaining Unit 3 assignments

Assignment

Category

Points

Mao Nursery Rhyme Project

Group assignments

100

Chynasty Commercial

Group assignments

100

Great Wall of China Project

Individual assignments

100

Unit 3 Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

China Ethical Systems Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 3 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100


Unit 4: Egypt assignments

Assignment

Category

Points

Pharaoh Skits

Group assignments

100

Chicken Funeral Preparation

Group assignments

100

Socratic Seminar –Repatriating artifacts: Participation and Reflection

Individual assignments

100

Pyramid Want Ad

Individual assignments

100

Hieroglyphics Classwork

Individual assignments

5

Egyptian Math classwork

Individual assignments

5

Unit 4 Egypt Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

Egypt Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 4 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

Egypt HW 1

Homework

5

Egypt HW 2

Homework

5


Unit 5:Ancient Greece

Some of these assignments may end up in Marking Period 4, depending on pacing in class and other school events. Check Engrade for updates throughout the marking period.

Assignment

Category

Points

Olympic Odes

Group assignments

100

Greek temple project

Group assignments

100

7 Wonders Brochure

Individual assignments

100

Greek Myth Sequel Project

Individual assignments

100

Unit 5 Greece Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

Greece Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 5 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

Minoans HW

Homework

5

Sparta HW

Homework

5

Macedonians HW

Homework

5

Greek Culture HW

Homework

5




Here are the anticipated assignments and point values for marking period 2.

Unit 2: Mesopotamia

Assignment

Category

Points

Ziggurat Project

Individual assignments

100

Mythopotamia Project

Individual assignments

100

Unit 2 Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

Cuneiform Classwork

Individual assignments

5

Mesopotamian Math Classwork

Individual assignments

5

Socratic Seminar – The Code of Hammurabi: Participation and Reflection

Individual assignments

100

Play

Group assignments

100

Mesopotamia Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 2 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

Sumer HW

Homework

5

Phoenicians HW

Homework

5

Assyrians HW

Homework

5

Persians HW

Homework

5

 

Unit 3: China

Assignment

Category

Points

Buddhist Folk Tale Adaptation Skit

Group assignments

100

Mongol Movie Poster

Group assignments

100

Mao Nursery Rhyme Project

Group assignments

100

Chynasty Commercial

Group assignments

100

Chinese Ethical Systems Classwork

Individual assignments

5

Great Wall of China Project

Individual assignments

100

Eightfold Path Classwork

Individual assignments

5

Unit 3 Binder Check

Individual assignments

100

China Ethical Systems Quiz

Tests/Quizzes

10

Unit 3 Test

Tests/Quizzes

100

China Textbook HW

Homework

5




Stop in Room G23 to see what 6th graders are learning in Social Studies!


Unit 1: Hominids and Early Humans
                   

Upcoming assignments:

Paleolithic HW Web
Neolithic HW Web
Hominid Dig Site and Guide Book
Hominid Wanted Poster


Coming Soon -  Unit 2: Mesopotamia
Unit 6: Rome Essential Questions

How did Geography affect the Ancient Romans?

How was ancient Roman society organized?

What were the rights and roles of women in Ancient Rome?

How did Ancient Roman civilization change over time?

How did Rome develop into a powerful Empire?

How did the Romans expand and control their empire?

Why did the Roman Empire fall?

How have the Ancient Romans influenced the modern world?

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Unit 5: Greece Essential Questions

What does it mean to be Greek?

How did Geography influence Ancient Greece?

How did women participate in Ancient Greek society?

How did the Greeks explain the world around them?

How did the Ancient Greeks interact with each other and the civilizations around them?

How did the Ancient Greeks influence the modern world?
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Unit 4: Egypt Essential Questions

How did Egypt's Geography influence its development?

How did women participate in Egyptian society?

How did Ancient Egyptians honor the dead?

How did Ancient Egyptian society evolve over time?

How did the Ancient Egyptians organize their government and society?

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Unit 3: China Essential Questions

How did China's geography affect its history?

How did Chinese thinkers try to create a peaceful society?

How was ancient Chinese government organized?

How did the Silk Road foster cultural diffusion?

How does China's history influence it today?
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Unit 2: Mesopotamia Essential Questions

How did geography affect the Mesopotamians?

What lessons can Mesopotamia teach us about Economics?

How did women participate in Mesopotamian society?

How did Mesopotamians develop record keeping?

How did Mesopotamians explain the world around them?

How did Mesopotamians maintain law and order?

How did Mesopotamian society end?

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Test Date Friday December 9th;  check engrade for the study guide (plus it was given out in class on 11/29!)

Unit 1: Hominids and Early Humans Essential Questions

Where did human life begin and how can we tell?


How did early humans evolve?


How did geography affect the lives of early humans?


How did ancient humans solve problems to survive?


Why are we the only humans left?



Test Date 11/1/2016