Sixth Grade Social Studies
Here are the anticipated assignments for the first marking period of 2017-2018


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Unit 1: Hominids and Early Humans
                   

 

Assignment

Category

Number of Points

Frozen Man Letter

Individual assignments

100

Hominid Case Studies

Individual assignments

5 each

Unit 1 Notebook Check

Individual assignments

100

Socratic Seminar - Code of Hammurabi

Individual Assignments

100


Archaeological Dig Site and Book

Group assignments

100

Hominid Recruitment Poster

Group assignments

10



Hominid Quiz

Tests and Quizzes

10


Neolithic Times HW

Homework

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

2

Phoenicians HW

Homework

2

Assyrians HW

Homework

2

Persians HW

Homework

2

 

Marking Period 2

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




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

2

Egypt HW 2

Homework

2



Marking Period 3

Unit 5: Greece


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

2

Sparta HW

Homework

2

Macedonians HW

Homework

2

Greek Culture HW

Homework

2


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

2

Sparta HW

Homework

2

Macedonians HW

Homework

2

Greek Culture HW

Homework

2

 

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

2

Roman Republic HW

Homework

2

Roman Empire HW

Homework

2

Christianity and the Roman Empire HW

Homework

2

Fall of Rome HW

Homework

2

Europe After Rome HW

Homework



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?






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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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 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 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 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?