Welcome to Mrs. Beth Baker's 6th grade website for Pine Grove Middle! You will find many important pieces of information here, including when we will have tests, study guide answers, Google Slides, websites to check out, etc.
Welcome the the
2017-2018 School Year
We are starting a new unit:
We will be learning about the physical features of Australia and it's history!
VACATION starts this FRIDAY! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
November 6-November 10th
We are almost FINISHED with Europe! YAAAAAAAY!
We will have a test on Friday. Students received the study guides on Monday. The ANSWER KEY is in the Government and Economics section at the top of this page.
Our focus this week will be the European Union and Specialization.
We will also continue our discussion on ECONOMICS and GOVERNMENT
We will have a TEST on Friday!
October 16-October 20
We are officially ending our unit over European History! We are ending with the Cold War on Tuesday.
Wednesday begins our next unit covering European Government, specifically comparing the governments of the U.K., Germany, and Russia.
October 10-October 13
This week we are learning about the Cold War. Students will be creating a Google Slide presentation on their Chromebooks and putting items inside their Interactive Notebooks. Please look over your I.N. every night. There may be a pop-quiz soon!
Dr. Spires VSU students will be here on Thursday to use the BREAK-OUT BOXES!!!!
TEST THIS FRIDAY!
We are finishing up our 'essay writing' DBQ~
The kids have a Study Guide to begin studying for the big test Friday.
September 18- 22
We are starting the document based question "How Did the Treaty of Versailles Help Cause World War II?"
Students will be writing an essay and learning how to use PRIMARY and SECONDARY documents and use them in their writing.
September 11-15 Hurricane Irma
Please finish the packet that was given out on Sept 8
We will have a quiz over Political and Physical Features of Europe on WEDNESDAY! We will also begin discussions concerning Environmental Issues, location, climate, and population distribution of Europe.
August 28-September 1
Test Wednesday over Government and Economics
We will start Europe after our test! We will begin with countries and physical features (rivers, mountain chains, etc).
Sample test question:
Sample: The United Kingdom Customs Service has found toxic lead-based paint in toys imported from a Chinese toy-making company. These toys are intended for sale in the United Kingdom. Exposure to the paint over a long period of time could be fatal to children under 6 years old.
What type of trade barrier would guarantee that no child in the United Kingdom would be exposed to the deadly lead-based paint?
Study Guide August 2017 ANSWERS
Which BEST describes the primary function of the North American Free Trade Agreement?
● Create rules and regulations
● Eliminate Tariffs
● Remove restrictions and custom barriers
Which is not a barrier of trade?
Which is a form of government in which all citizens are allowed to participate?
What is a government that is controlled by one supreme ruler such as an absolute monarch?
Which economic system is primarily based on the roles and production of the culture’s ancestors?
In order to put pressure on the government of Cuba to change its ways, the United States has laws that forbid Americans from traveling to or trading with Cuba. These laws have been in effect for decades and have stopped billions of dollars in trade between the two countries.
The U.S. laws discussed in the box above are an example of which economic action?
In this type of democracy, the leader works with the legislature.
Mexico’s president is elected by the people. The regional governments (states) retain a degree of self-government and the powers of the central (national) government are restricted. Ultimate power rests with the voters who choose their government representatives. What type of government does Mexico have?
Which type of government is most likely to abolish all opposing political parties, the direct election of leaders, and free speech?
What are 3 economic questions asked when studying the similarities of a traditional, command and market economy among nations of the world?
● What goods/services will be produced?
● How will goods/services be produced?
● Who will consume the goods/services?
When a country has a market economy, which of these statements correctly defines this system?
● Companies produce goods of their choice and consumers decide whether to buy the goods.
Which term best describes an economic system in which the people—not the government—own land, factories, and businesses?
Describe a market economy
● People control based on supply and demand
What is NAFTA?
● The North American Free Trade Agreement
What is a basic way citizens of a democratic nation can influence the government?
Draw the economic continuum.
List the 5 themes of Geography
● Human-Environment Interaction
What is half of a sphere?
The Earth is divided into 4 hemispheres.
What are they?
● Northern Hemisphere
● Southern Hemisphere
● Eastern Hemisphere
● Western Hemisphere
Draw a compass rose showing the cardinal and intermediate directions.
Draw a globe identifying the Equator and the Prime Meridian and one latitudinal and one longitudinal line.
*Look over identifying Lat. & Long. on a map.
Monday 1/2 day for the Solar Eclipse
This week we will be touching on:
Government: Autocratic & Democratic
Economics: Traditional, Command, Market
Trade Barriers: tariffs, quotas, embargos
We are having a quiz over all items in our Interactive Notebooks!
Please look under the THEMES tab at the top of this webpage. You will find PowerPoints that will help you study.