• Plans for Monday, October 23, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Mosaic of Faith

     

    Academic Vocabulary: 

    monotheistic, polytheistic, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, religion

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will watch via chromebook the video "Mosaic of Faith." (25:00) They will react to the video by completing questions in Google Classroom. 

     

     

    Plans for Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Jerusalem Project Begins


    Academic Vocabulary: 
    Abraham, Allah, Bible, Christianity, Christmas, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, Easter, Five Pillars of Islam, Hanukkah, Islam, Jerusalem, Jesus, Judaism, Koran, Mohammed, Monotheism, Ramadan, Torah, Yahweh, Western Wall, also called the Wailing Wall, Yom Kippur

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    1. Assign Jerusalem Project - the student will demonstrate mastery of the three religions & associated vocabulary by producing a product that is chosen from either a travel log, a scrapbook, or a travel brochure.  Students will research from the library and/or chromebooks.  The project will be due on Thursday, October 26.

     

    Plans for Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Jerusalem Project Continues


    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    1. Assign Jerusalem Project - the student will demonstrate mastery of the three religions & associated vocabulary by producing a product that is chosen from either a travel log, a scrapbook, or a travel brochure.  Students will research from the library and/or chromebooks.  The project will be due on Thursday, October 26.

     

     

     

    Plans for Thursday, October 26, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Jerusalem Project Due



    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    1. Assign Jerusalem Project - the student will demonstrate mastery of the three religions & associated vocabulary by producing a product that is chosen from either a travel log, a scrapbook, or a travel brochure.  Students will research from the library and/or chromebooks.  The project will be due on Thursday, October 26.

     

     

    Plans for Friday, October 27, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Government Vocabulary


    Academic Vocabulary:

    democracy, constitution, monarchy, legislative branch, judicial branch, executive branch, checks and balances, representative democracy, dictatorship, government, amendments, citizenship, voting


    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will create a foldable with the new government vocabulary.

     

  • Plans for Monday, March 06, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Mandela Writing

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    "One thing I know about Nelson Mandela/apartheid is..."  Nelson Mandela made a huge impact on South Africa because...

     

    Plans for Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

     

    Buddhism Notes


     

    Academic Vocabulary

    sadhu, ascetic, austerity, karma, reincarnation, nirvana, enlightenment, orthodox, novice, secular, homage, arduous, incantation

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will take notes on Buddhism. After completing notes taken from a story/powerpoint, the students will glue the notes into their GeoJournal.  The students will begin writing the story of Buddha in their own words.

     

    Plans for Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Buddhism

     

    Learning Objective: I will… understand the origin and beliefs of Buddhism by watching "World of the Religions: Buddhism"

    Language Objective: I will… demonstrate listening comprehension by answering questions as I watch the video


    Plans for Thursday, March 09, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    The Story of Buddha


     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will write the Story of Buddha in their own words. The students will do this by creating a Story Board of Buddha. 

     

    Plans for Friday, March 10, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    The Story of Buddha (Continued)


     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will write the Story of Buddha in their own words. The students will do this by creating a Story Board of Buddha. 

     

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  • Plans for Monday, February 13, 2017
    By: Kim Henley

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Understanding India

    With a Blended Learning Experience

     

     


    Academic Vocabulary

    boycott, Brahman, Caste System, Cesar Chavez, Dalit, fasting,Ganges River, Guru, Henry David Thoreau, Hinduism, Karma, Kshatriya, Mahatma Gandhi, Mantra, Martin Luther King, Jr., meditate, Polytheism, Puja, Raga, Reincarnation, Satyagraha, Sitar, Sit-in, Strike, Sudra, Tablas, Transmigration, Vaisya, Varanzsi, Vedas, Arab-Israli Conflict (Who is fighting? Why are they fighting?)  Northern Ireland Conflict (Who is fighting? Why are they fighting?)

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will choose what products they would like to work on from a blended learning experience Tic-Tac-Toe Rubric Board.  Each student will be responsible for producing 3 products to show they understand the importance of learning about the geography and culture of Southeast Asia/India.

     

    Plans for Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    By: Kim Henley

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Gandhi

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will watch BrainPop video about Gandhi.

    Class discussion - ask comprehension questions regarding Gandhi from video.

    Take notes in GeoJournal - 4-door foldable format (who, what, where, when). We will wrap up with verbal review of events from Gandhi's life & concepts of non-violent protest, or satyagraha.

     

    Plans for Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    By: Kim Henley

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Non-Violent Protest

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Take notes in GeoJournal about Non-violent protest

    Take breaks between paragraphs of notes to watch BrainPop videos for Cesar Chavez & MLK Jr. 

    Plans for Thursday, February 16, 2017
    By: Kim Henley

    Social Studies, Grade 6


    India Geography/Cultural Summary

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

     Students will write a summary of what they have learned about the geography and the culture of India.

     

    Hinduism


    Learning Objective: I will... compare/contrast the conflict between the Hindus and Muslims by watching "Religions of the World: Hinduism"

    Language Objective: I will... demonstrate listening comprehension by answering video questions as I watch 'Religions of the World: Hinduism" 

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will watch Hinduism Video from Discovery Streaming (Religions of the World: Hinduism) 28 minutes. They will complete Video Questions while watching. Discuss conflicts between Hindus & Muslims. They will have 10 minutes to check answers with a partner. Students will write notes about Ragas (holy Hindu music played with sitar & tablas) on back of Hiinduism video questions, then glue video questions into GeoJournal.

     

    Plans for Friday, February 17, 2017
    By: Kim Henley

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Mandela Writing


     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    "One thing I know about Nelson Mandela/apartheid is..."  Nelson Mandela made a huge impact on South Africa because...

     

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  • Plans for Monday, February 06, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6



    Vocabulary Review for Africa Unit Exam

     

    Academic Vocabulary

    drought, savannah, plateau, arid, equatorial, desertification, Sahel, rift, apartheid, Sahel, Sahara Desert, Great Rift Vallery, Kalahari Desert, Nile River

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will review vocabulary by participating in a Kahoot or Bingo review. If time allows the students will review Africa geography by labeling a map without any note/book assistance.

     

    Plans for Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Africa Unit Exam


    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will complete the Africa Unit Exam.  


    Plans for Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will choose what products they would like to work on from a blended learning experience Tic-Tac-Toe Rubric Board.  Each student will be responsible for producing 3 products to show they understand the importance of learning about the geography and culture of Southeast Asia/India.



    Plans for Thursday, February 09, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Understanding India

    With a Blended Learning Experience


    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will choose what products they would like to work on from a blended learning experience Tic-Tac-Toe Rubric Board.  Each student will be responsible for producing 3 products to show they understand the importance of learning about the geography and culture of Southeast Asia/India.


    Plans for Friday, February 10, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6


    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will choose what products they would like to work on from a blended learning experience Tic-Tac-Toe Rubric Board.  Each student will be responsible for producing 3 products to show they understand the importance of learning about the geography and culture of Southeast Asia/India.

     

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  • Plans for Monday, January 23, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

     
    Colonization of Africa
    Academic Vocabulary

    drought, savannah, plateau, arid, equatorial, desertification, Sahel, rift

     Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will view a African Colonization PPT. The students will then analyze the positives/negatives on the effects of colonization.  The students will create a T-Chart for the Positive/Negatives. 

     

    Plans for Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Nelson Mandela/Apartheid

    Africa 

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will watch a video over Nelson Mandela.  After the video  review/discussion with the students who was Nelson Mandela and how did  he end the apartheid. 

     

    1. The students will view one of three videos:
    2. A&E Biography of Nelson Mandela
    3. Mandela: The Man and his Country by ABC News (Tippit Library)
    4. DE Streaming: The Making of Mandela (43 minutes)

     

    1. As the students watch the video, they will create in their GeoJournals a Bubble Map about Mandela, including the following:

    *What did he fight for:

    *What did he achieve?

    *What price did he pay?

     

    Plans for Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Nelson Mandela


    Academic Vocabulary:

    apartheid, diversity, racism, Berlin Conference, diversity, missionary

    drought, savanna, plateau, arid, equatorial, desertification, Sahel, rift

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:  

    The students will write a letter in their GeoJournals using correct form and writing in complete sentences.

    They will be given a situation of Nelson Mandela and rubric with instructions.  The letter must be one page in length.

    The students will illustrate their letter to create a "memorial" poster for Mandela.

     

    Plans for Thursday, January 26, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Nelson Mandela

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:  

    The students will write a letter in their GeoJournals using correct form and writing in complete sentences.

    They will be given a situation, and instructions.  The letter must be one page in length.

    The students will illustrate their letter to create a "memorial" poster for Mandela.

     

    Plans for Friday, January 27, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    A Nelson Mandela Experience (Day 1)

     Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

     

    Students will view this movie for the next two days.

    • Invictus is a 2009 biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. Freeman and Damon play, respectively, South African President Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar, the captain of the South Africa rugby union team, the Springboks.

    They will take notes and be responsible for discussion.

     

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  • Plans for Monday, January 16, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Holiday

    Plans for Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

    Information Dig!

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    Students will work with partners reading from the  Nat'l Geographic World Cultures and Geography book, Chapter  18, 19 20,21,22 Lesson 1: Physical Geography of Africa. pg. 581-735. Each group will be assigned a different chapter and lesson of the regions of Africa.  Each group will create an anchor chart/poster summarizing the information. Then each group will present to the class.

    Ch. 18 North Africa

    Ch. 19 East Africa

    Ch. 20 Central Africa

    Ch. 21 West Africa

    Ch. 22 South Africa

     

    Plans for Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6



    Africa Travel Poster


     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    After viewing a powerpoint of the physiographic features of Africa, students will create a travel poster based on the following criteria:

    o Design a big, bold title.

    o Invent a catchy slogan to attract visitors.

    o Draw 4 pictures of places to visit in Africa.

    o Write 4 complete sentences (called captions) that describe each picture. You will have 1 sentence per picture.



    Plans for Thursday, January 19, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6

     

    Africa Travel Poster (Continued)



     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:

    After viewing a powerpoint of the physiographic features of Africa, students will create a travel poster based on the following criteria:

    o Design a big, bold title.

    o Invent a catchy slogan to attract visitors.

    o Draw 4 pictures of places to visit in Africa.

    o Write 4 complete sentences (called captions) that describe each picture. You will have 1 sentence per picture.




    Plans for Friday, January 20, 2017
    By: 6th Grade World Cultures

    Social Studies, Grade 6




    LIFE IN THE RAINFOREST

     

    Strategies/Sequence of Instruction:


    Video: The students will view the brief Discovery Education video Africa's Child: My Rainforest - Cameroon. A brief synopsis of this 14-minute video is as follows: The program focuses on Felix, a child of the rain forest who lives in a small village called Bwambo on the forested slopes of Mount Cameroon, the second highest mountain in Africa. He lives with his parents, his brother Francis and his grandmother. The whole culture of Felix’s village is still founded on the forest and its animals.


    As the students watch the video, they'll be asked to take note of how people live in the rainforest, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • environment
    • food gathering
    • school
    • dress
    • medical care
    • transportation
    • housing
    • responsibilities kids have


    Following the video, the students will create a 4-panel foldable describing life in the rainforest.


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