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Grade 6 Social Studies Course Outline

Grade 6 Social Studies Course Outline

This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 6th grade social studies.

The course begins with a short review of geography and how to read maps correctly. The rest of the class focuses on ancient civilizations, their cultures, and their histories. The students first learn about the very first civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Babylonians.

Next the students learn about ancient Egypt, including the old, middle, and new kingdoms. They will then learn about ancient Israelites, including the lost tribes of Israel. The students then learn about ancient Greece and its impact on architecture, athletics, and medicine. Ancient India will be discussed next along with the idea of caste as a cornerstone of a civilization. The students will also learn about ancient China and the various dynasties and their impact. Ancient Africa is also studied, particularly the great cities of Timbuktu and Zimbabwe.

Finally, the students will learn about ancient Rome. They will learn about the daily life of Romans, the culture of the time, and the fall of Rome.

1- Course Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Understanding Plagiarism
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- What is Geography?

  • Objectives and Vocabulary
  • Geography Introduction
  • History and Geography
  • Worksheet: Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Geography Themes
  • Essential Elements
  • Geographer’s Tools
  • Maps!
  • Maps Continued
  • Assignment: Draw a Map
  • Timelines
  • Handout: Timeline of your Life
  • Assignment: Timeline of your Life
  • Review and Chapter Test
  • Quiz: Geography Chapter Test

3- The First Civilizations

  • The Stone Age
  • Stone Age Art
  • Worksheet: The Stone Age
  • What Is A Civilization?
  • Assignment: What is Civilization?
  • Types of Government
  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Assignment: Ancient Mesopotamia
  • The Sumerians
  • Worksheet: The Sumerians
  • The Babylonians
  • Essay: The Babylonians

4- Ancient Egypt

  • Egyptian Civilization
  • Overview of Ancient Egypt
  • Culture of Ancient Egypt
  • Old Kingdom
  • Middle Kingdom
  • New Kingdom
  • Assignment: Kingdoms Comparison
  • Society & Contributions
  • Assignment: Social Pyramid Document Analyzer
  • Essay: Social Pyramid Essay
  • Worksheet: Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

5- Ancient Israelites

  • Historical Overview
  • People of Ancient Israel
  • Essay: Famous People of Ancient Israel
  • Lost Tribes of Israel
  • Impact of Ancient Isreal

6- Ancient Greeks

  • Ancient Greece 1
  • Assignment: Map Assignment
  • Athens
  • Language and Games
  • Assignment: Greek Alphabet
  • Architecture
  • Ancient Greece II
  • Culture
  • Worksheet: Short Answer
  • Athletics
  • Essay: Olympics
  • Medicine
  • Essay: Greeks Essay

7- Mid-Term Exam

  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest
  • Quiz: Midterm Exam

8- Ancient India

  • Overview of Ancient India
  • Early India
  • The Indus Civilization
  • The Aryan Invasion
  • The Later Vedic Age
  • Village, Caste, And Family
  • Quiz: Ancient India
  • Essay: Indian Caste System
  • Ancient India Geography
  • Handout: Ancient India Geography QL1105
  • Assignment: Geography of India

9- Ancient China

  • Ancient Chinese Civilization
  • Shang Dynasty
  • Zhou Dynasty
  • Qin Dynasty
  • Assignment: Great Wall
  • Han Dynasty
  • Society and Contributions
  • Essay: Ancient Chinese Civilizations
  • More Information
  • Handout: Buddhism and the Silk Road Handout
  • Assignment: Buddhism and the Silk Road Activity

10- Ancient Africa

  • Ancient Africa
  • The Great Timbuktu
  • The Great Zimbabwe
  • Essay: The Great Cities
  • Music and Art
  • Anansi an Mancala
  • Assignment: Ancient Africa

11- Ancient Rome

  • Geography
  • The Roman Empire
  • Worksheet: Roman Empire
  • Roman Rulers
  • Assignment: Rome Leaders
  • The Babylonians
  • Daily Life
  • Worksheet: Roman Numerals
  • Legend
  • Constantine
  • The Collapse of the Empire
  • Worksheet: Caesar
  • Essay: Roman Contributions

12- Ancient Rome II

  • Ancient Rome II
  • Poetry
  • Public Buildings
  • Entertainment
  • The Fall of Rome
  • Assignment: Ancient Rome II

13- Final Exam

  • Post-test
  • Quiz: Final Exam

14- Course Evaluation

  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation
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