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6th Grade Social Studies

May 23, 2018
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. CNN 10
  2. Return Europe/Russia map assessment
    1. Retake next Wednesday
    2. Requirements due on retake day: 
      1. correct all answers
      2. parent signature
  3. Chapter 21 assessment
Homework: Pamphlet is due at the beginning of the hour tomorrow.

6th Grade Social Studies

May 22, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Demonstrate your understanding of Africa’s informal economy including the challenges women face and the micro-enterprises they create
  • Success Criteria
    • Be able to create a pamphlet for women micro-entrepreneurs in Africa.
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. CNN 10
  2. Chapter 21 Pamphlet work time
    1. pamphlet is due at the beginning of the hour Thursday
Homework:
  1. Study notes and vocab for tomorrow's Chapter 21 test
  2. complete pamphlet by Thursday

6th Grade Social Studies

May 21, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Demonstrate your understanding of Africa’s informal economy including the challenges women face and the micro-enterprises they create
  • Success Criteria
    • Be able to create a pamphlet for women micro-entrepreneurs in Africa.
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. CNN 10
  2. Return and discuss retake for Chapter 26 assessments
    1. retake is Tuesday, May 29
  3. Ch. 21 quiz
  4. Chapter 21 Pamphlet
    1. due at the beginning of the hour Thursday.
Homework: Study for ch. 21 assessment on Wednesday

6th Grade Social Studies

May 17. 2018
 
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. CNN 10 - Accountable Talk
  2. Read 21.5
    1. complete guided reading notes
  3. Work on Africa atlas packet
Homework: study for tomorrow's Geoterms and vocab quiz
 

6th Grade Social Studies

May 15, 2018
 
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. Collect any missing vocabulary 
  2. CNN 10 - Accountable Talk
  3. Read Ch. 21. 3
    1. complete guided reading notes 3
Homework: study vocabulary

6th Grade Social Studies

May 8, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Understand key geoterms and vocabulary
      • Geoterms: Micro-enterprise, micro-entrepreneurs, gender-based division of labor, informal economy
      • Vocabulary: developing countries, undernourished, drought, pastoral nomads, civil war
  • Success Criteria
    • Be able to define key Geoterms and vocabulary terms in your own words.
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. CNN 10 - Accountable Talk
  2. Complete Mapping Lab Challenge 5 - written response
  3. Chapter 21 - Geoterms and vocab
    1. define each term
Homework: Complete Geoterms and vocab definitions if not completed in class.

6th Grade Social Studies

May 7, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Know the location of the major physical and human characteristics of the region
    • Use information from multiple sources to determine the location of a photograph, provide evidence, and explain the connection between culture and the environment of the location
  • Success Criteria
    • Be able to label the major physical and human characteristics of Europe and Russia
    • Be able to determine the location of a photo, provide supporting evidence as proof, and explain the connection between the culture and the environment of the location photographed
Today's Activities
  1. Challenge 1 and 2 summative assessment
  2. Check Challenge 5 chart
  3. Challenge 5
    1. Complete supporting evidence statements
    2. Begin written response
There is no homework!

6th Grade Social Studies

May 4, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Layer geographic information to answer geographic questions about the region
  • Success Criteria
    • Use multiple maps to accurate answer questions about Europe and Russia
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. Mapping Lab Challenge 1 and 2 quiz
  2. Mapping Lab Challenge 5 - Chart only
  3. Complete Mapping Lab Challenge 4
Homework: Study for Mapping Lab Challenge 1 and 2 test on Monday.  

6th Grade Social Studies

May 3, 2018
  • Learning Target
    • Layer geographic information to answer geographic questions about the region
  • Success Criteria
    • Use multiple maps to accurate answer questions about Europe and Russia
Today's Lessons and Activities
  1. Mapping Lab Challenge 4
Homework: Study Mapping Lab Challenge 1 and 2 for at least 10 minutes.  Today's study tip.  Point the the place from one map, state its name and what can be found at the same location of the other map.  For example: Spain is on the Iberian Peninsula or Lake Baikal is in southern, central Russia.