Mr. Athri Ranganathan

Teaching Assignment

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About me

My name is Mr. Ranganathan and I am a sixth grade social studies teacher at Elm City Middle School. Welcome to "the city." I received my bachelor's degree from Amherst College and have done internships in India and the Czech Republic. I am thrilled to be your child's sixth grade social studies teacher, and introducing them to the wonderful subject of social studies.

This year we will be learning about ancient civilizations and cultures. We will learn geography and the location of the continents, prehistory (Paleolithic and Neolithic- the time periods before writing was formalized), ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Africa, ancient India, ancient China, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and the civilizations of ancient MesoAmerica (Inca, Aztecs, and the Mayans). We will use google maps and satellite images to review the geographies, human landmarks, and cultural sites of each civilizations. We will use guided notes for most of our exercises, where students follow along in their notes, while listening to a powerpoint presentation.

You can access my google classroom website. Log onto and click the + key in the corner. Join the class. The class code is 9r3njw. Look under Classwork for presentations and worksheet materials. I will update the google classroom with materials every weekend.

If you need to get in touch with me, my email is Thank you for your support and help!


TIME: 8:30 am to 8:40 am Homeroom

TIME: 8:40 am to 10:10 am 1st Block: Social Studies

TIME: 10:15 am to 11:45 am 2nd Block: Planning

TIME: 11:50 am to 1:50 pm 3rd Block: Social Studies; Lunch 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm

TIME: 1:55 pm to 3:25 pm 4th Block: Social Studies

Contact Information

School Phone Number: 252-236-4148 (ext. 7048)

Email Address: