Welcome to Ms. Capak’s 6th Grade World History!
The following link is to my 2017 -2018 Syllabus and Classroom Expectations!
2017 6th Grade World History Classroom Expectations
Our textbook is HOLT SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD HISTORY 2006. You can access an online version of the textbook at go.hrw.com
Students have received textbooks and should stay at home in a well-seen place for easy access (on top of a dresser, on a nightstand, and by the kitchen table are all good places).
September 15, 2017 and September 18, 2017 – Start Unit 2 – 7000 BC -500 BC Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush. Students will read a comic book version of “Epic of Gilgamesh”. Students will review the timeline on p. 50 -51, Will practice finding main ideas in social studies p. 52 -23, and complete vocabulary for Section 1 p. 55-56.
Audio for Chapter 3 Section 1 : Geography of the Fertile Crescent
September 11, 2017 and September 12, 2017 – Study Guide for Q1T2 – Early Humans passed out, HW review for p. 45 Q. 1-5, 6a-8a, 9-10
Q1T2 – Early Human – Chapter 2 Study Guide
Homework: Review Study guide for Test on September 13 for 5th, 7th and 8th and September 14th for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
September 7, 2017 and September 8, 2017 – Students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th period completed a 6th Grade World History Pre-Test.
September 5, 2017 and September 6, 2017- Students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th period completed a hunting and gathering activity in groups.
Homework: In the Textbook p. 45 Q. 1-5, 6a-8a, 9-10
Students should choose one of these questions and write a short 3 sentence essay on loose leaf paper.
- How responsible are you for the food you eat each day? List any meal you had yesterday. Then discuss how responsible you were for its preparation? Did you grow or raise it? Milk or harvest it? Clean and cook it? Describe exactly what you did. If you were not 100% responsible, explain how that meal got to you.
- Why were food shortages a problem for prehistoric Man and how was this problem solved?
- How was the life of Paleolithic hunters and gathers different form Neolithic farmers?
- Why was the discovery of farming called “the Agricultural Revolution?”
- How did farming making civilization possible?
- Describe you experience in the activity. What happened and what did you learn?
- Write a letter of thanks to a farmer.
August 28th and 29th , 2017 Unit 1 Early Humans and Societies: Chapter 2 The Stone Ages and Early Cultures – Section 1The First People and Second 2 Early Human Migration. p. 28 -39 in the textbook.
Early Humans and the Agricultural Revolution – Guided Reading