Social Studies and Language Arts Syllabus

Social Studies

6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus 2015-2016

 

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Geography

 

 

 

Big Question:

How do humans impact the environment?                            How does the environment impact humans?

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.

Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.                              Historical Thinking 6.8: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.                                 

Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.                              Historical Thinking 6.8: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.                                

Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Ancient Civilizations

* Egypt

*MesoAmerica

* China

* India

 

 

Big Questions:

How did early humans survive, and what enabled them to become more technological and intelligent in their survival skills?

 

What achievements enabled Mesopotamia to become a civilization?

 

What cultural, technological, and political aspects effected Egypt's development?

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.                              Historical Thinking 6.8: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.                                 Historical Knowledge 6.3: Describe the rise; the political, technological, and cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations.                      Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.                              Historical Thinking 6.8: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.                                 Historical Knowledge 6.3: Describe the rise; the political, technological, and cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations.                      Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Common Core Standard 7: Locate and examine physical and human characteristics of places and regions, their impact on developing societies, and their connections and interdependence.                              Historical Thinking 6.8: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, and beliefs.                                 Historical Knowledge 6.3: Describe the rise; the political, technological, and cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations.                      Writing 6.2: Write informative/expository, texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

 




Language Arts



Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Reading Literary Text

6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.2 Theme and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.6 Point of view


Books – Class novel and Literature Circles (student choices)

6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.3 Theme and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.5 Structure of text


Books – Iqbal read aloud, Literature Circles, and non-fiction.

6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.3 Theme and summary

6.4 Word choice



Books - TBD

Reading Informational Text

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.1 Cite textual evidence

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.5 Structure of Text

6.8 Trace and evaluate claims


6.1 Cite textual evidence

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice



Writing

6.1 Argumentative Literary - Essay focusing on a character and their development in a story.


6.2 Expository – Essay focusing on an activist and how they are helping make the world a better place.


6.3 Narrative – Several short writing pieces about themselves which will be included in an Identity Book.

Speaking and Listening

6.1 Group Discussions/Socratic Circles


6.1 Group Discussions/ Socratic Circles

6.4 Speeches – Loud and Clear presenters from Oregon Children’s Theater.

6.1 Group Discussions/Socratic Circles


Language

6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language


6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language

6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language


 

Index