Friday, July 20, 2018
SOCIAL STUDIES 6th
This class is an introduction to the history, geography, and culture
of the Eastern Hemisphere. The main texts used in this study is
EASTERN HEMISPHERE by Silver Burdett Ginn.
August/September: studying map skills and using
the various aspects of a history text book.
Learning how to write an essay.
October: "Ancient Civilizations in the Middle East & Egypt"
(We look at the origins of civilizations)
We work on a project of creating a personal timeline.
October/November: "Ancient Greece"
(From myths to history we look at the contributions of the Greeks.)
November: "Ancient Rome"
We follow the rise and fall of the Roman empire.
December: "Middle Ages to the Age of Discovery"
(What happens in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire?)
January/February: "History of Middle East and North Africa"
(A look at the rise of Islam, the Crusades, the geography,
and the importance of the Middle East today.)
February/March: "History of Africa South of the Sahara"
(the people,history and geography of Sub-Saharan Africa)
March/April: "History of Asia"
(religions, cultures, and histories, from China and India.)
April: The Industrial Revolution (Back to Europe)
Genghis Khan to World War 2
TEXT BOOK ---GLENCOE "BUILDING GEOGRAPHY SKILLS FOR LIFE"
UNIT ONE---- THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
WE STUDY ALL TYPES OF MAPS AND HOW TO READ THEM. SKILLS
SUCH AS, LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE, DIRECTION, SCALE . TIME ZONES
AND THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY.
UNIT TWO--- PLACES AND REGIONS
WE STUDY --- REVIEW LAND FORMS, COVER THE CONCEPTS OF
REGIONS (PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, CULTURAL AND FORMAL) THIS UNIT
CULMINATES IN MAP MAKING PROJECT WHERE EACH STUDENT
APPLIES WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED BY CREATING THEIR OWN
UNIT THREE----HUMAN SYSTEMS
WE LEARN ABOUT POPULATION, MIGRATION, TRADE, URBANIZATION
AND GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE.
UNIT FOUR---- ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
WE STUDY HUMAN INTERACTION WITH ENVIRONMENT AND HOW IT
AFFECTS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
ECO SYSTEMS NATURAL DISASTERS AND HAZARDS RESOURCES
WATER AND AIR
This is a one semester class. We start with a
look at the geography of our state. Then we review
of the lives of the native peoples from pre-contact
and post-contact with Europeans. Next we look
at the explorations of Americans and Europeans in
what is now Montana. From there we follow the
history of mining in Montana. Mining leads us to
the development of the railways in Montana.
Railways lead to homesteading and the development
of towns in Montana. From this point on
we are solidly into the 20th century in Montana.
We will follow the events of World War 1, The Great Depression, World War 2, to the
1960's in Montana. The text we use is
MONTANA: Stories ofthe Land
written by the Montana Historical Society.