6th Grade SS: Ancient Civilizations

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  • GRAPES Posters for Ancient Civilizations, History, Geography

    Learning about the past should be exciting because life should be a VOYAGE(and we the Voyagers), and we should look forward to learning along the way!

    In addition to understanding our standards and outcomes, we will have two main goals this year. While these will not be specific lessons, they will be embedded in our lessons throughout this year. If students can look at sources, think critically, and learn about the successes and failures of past civilizations, not only will it help them in this class, it will help them on the path to becoming productive citizens.

    1. Learn How to Think, Not What to Think
    2. Learn About the Past to Learn From the Past. Using the word association GRAPES to apply our learning of each civilization. 
    3. Write a response to an essay using the CER State Claim, use Evidence to support your thoughts, and apply Reasoning to the evidence with a connection to our world today. 


    Social Studies Syllabus

    6th Grade: Global Studies World Religion and Cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere Early Civilization - Renaissance & Reformation

    The content focus will be viewed through geographic and historical lenses. Sixth-grade students will understand selected societies' cultural, religious, economic, and political systems in the Eastern Hemisphere. Regions in the Eastern Hemisphere include the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Asia (east, south, and southeast), and Oceania.

    Think Analytically

    ● Posing and framing questions

    ● Gathering a variety of evidence

    ● Recognizing continuity and detecting change over time

    ● Utilizing chronology to examine cause-and-effect relationships

    ● Drawing and combining reasonable inferences from a variety of sources to build an understanding of complex questions

    Read Critically

    ● Examining, interpreting, and contextualizing primary sources, focusing on the author, purpose, and audience of each source

    ● Identifying and comparing historical, geographic, economic, and political science interpretations from a wide variety of secondary sources

    ● Utilizing a broader understanding to discern subtext in primary and secondary sources

    Communicate Clearly

    ● Developing and defending evidence-based arguments

    ● Utilizing multiple perspectives for comprehensive explanations

    ● Practicing and cultivating a wide variety of diverse types of writing

    ● Engaging in constructive conversations around history and social science topics