Sept. 7: Wrapping Up Our First Units
We're well into the swing of things now. We have learned about the hunter/gatherers of the Paleolithic Age, and then the agricultural revolution of the Neolithic Age. Now we're just finishing up our study of ancient Mesopotamia. Today, we made clay tablets using Mesopotamian cuneiform. The tablets have to air-dry over the weekend, and your students will be taking them home on Monday.
We will be having our first unit tests of the year this coming Wednesday. In preparation for these tests, we will be doing several review activities in class on Tuesday. If you would like to study even more before we take the tests, click on the "study" tab above, and then click on the Early Humans and Mesopotamia images for a test prep study-sheet.
Aug. 23: Welcome Back to School
Welcome back to school, everyone! I'm excited to be your social studies teacher this year. Social Studies is my favorite subject, and by the end of the year, it just may be your favorite subject too.
In 6th grade Social Studies, we’ll be learning about all of world history. We’ll start with Paleolithic hunters and gatherers and move all the way to modern day current events. We’ll be studying Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, other ancient cultures, and World Religions before our winter break. In January we’ll pick up where we left off, studying the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Imperialism, Revolutions, Industrialism, the 20th Century, and the Modern World.
Feel free to contact me anytime throughout the year with questions, comments, or concerns. The easiest and quickest way to get a prompt reply is to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first unit tests are coming up this Wednesday. Check the "study" tab above for test prep sheets.
It's picture day! Be sure to look your best.