Welcome to

6th Grade Social Studies!

What was life like for humankind 500 years ago? 5,000 years ago? 50,000 Years Ago?


This year we will explore the ancient civilizations of our world. We will study the origins of civilization, world religions, the literature and the arts, stories of scientific progress and technological change, and the rise and fall of varying political powers so we can have a better perspective on our place in the vast unfolding of histories.




Some of the topics we will investigate through primary sources and secondary sources include:

Geography

"Cave Men" and Early Human Ancestors

Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt

Ancient and Early India

Ancient and Early China

Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

World Religions


This year students will study the fields of social science:

History

Civics

Economics

Geography

Philosophy

Anthropology

Archeology

Political Science

Sociology





Required materials

  1. A 3-ring binder (about 1-inch or larger)
  2. White lined paper
  3. Black or blue pen and a pencil
  4. At least 25 protector sleeves for important documents
  5. Our Textbook: Journey Across Time:The Early Ages (distributed first week of school)
  6. An open mind


Desired materials: (I strive to keep these on hand for in class use at all times, but students may bring their own)

  1. Colored Pencils
  2. Markers
  3. Tissues


My contact information

Katy Devine, M.Ed.

Students and parents are encouraged to reach out at any time with a question, comment or concern. I can be reached at kdevine@sau15.net.