Welcome to 6th Grade! I hope to help make middle school a fun learning experience for you! This year we will start out learning how to read maps and about the different elements of a map.

> Use different geographic tools to analyze and interpret data


> Use different geographic tools to show the interconnectedness of the Western Hemisphere

> Analyze the connections between human and physical systems

 

Students can review the countries of the Western hemisphere through this game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/western-hemisphere-map-game

 

Students can review their continents and oceans on this game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

 

In the second quarter we will be learning about the different governments in the world and discussing areas where these types of governments exist and what life is like in those countries.

> Explore the government structure of the United States and how it is connected to other places in the Western Hemisphere


> Compare the systems of government found in the Western Hemisphere to the rest of the world

 

6th grade teachers at another school have compiled an excellent list of websites to explore based on where you are trying to find help on information regarding the history of the Western Hemisphere.

http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/socialstudies/middleschool/history/grade6/

 

 

After our winter break we will begin learning about the history of the Western Hemisphere and how the history is interconnected.

 

> Use history to show the interconnectedness between cultures in the Western Hemisphere

 


> Use and analyze primary and secondary sources

 

Primary vs. Secondary Source help: https://www.princeton.edu/~refdesk/primary2.html

 

 

 

Finally, in the last quarter we will be looking at the economies of the Western Hemisphere.

 

> Explore the economic system found in the United States and how it is connected to other places in the Western Hemisphere
 

> Compare the economic systems of the Western Hemisphere to the rest of the world


> PFL– Explore how saving and investing can impact financial well-being.

 

 

And just like that your first year of middle school will be over! 

 

 

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Core Concepts
Geography of the Western Hemisphere

Core Concepts

Civics of the Western Hemisphere

Core Concepts

History of the Western Hemisphere

Core Concepts

Economics of the Western Hemisphere

Themes

> Use different geographic tools to analyze and interpret data


> Use different geographic tools to show the interconnectedness of the Western Hemisphere


> Analyze the connections between human and physical systems

Themes

> Explore the government structure of the United States and how it is connected to other places in the Western Hemisphere


> Compare the systems of government found in the Western Hemisphere to the rest of the world

Themes

> Use history to show the interconnectedness between cultures in the Western Hemisphere


> Use and analyze primary and secondary sources

 

Themes

> Explore the economic system found in the United States and how it is connected to other places in the Western Hemisphere


 

 

> Compare the economic systems of the Western Hemisphere to the rest of the world


> PFL– Explore how saving and investing can impact financial well-being.


 

End of Year Summative Assessment:

Create a Country  

 

 

 

 

Homework Assignments