Social Studies and Language Arts Syllabus

Social Studies

6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus 2017-2018

 Standards

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

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. 

Social Science Analysis 6.23: Interpret documents and data from multiple primary and secondary sources.  

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.

Citing Textual Evidence 6.RL.1: Cite textual evidence to support analusis of wha tthe text says explicitly as well as ingerences deawn from the text.

* Geography

Big Question:

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



* Early Humans

* Mesopotamia

Big Questions:

How did civilizations survive, and what enabled them to become more technological in their development?

What achievements enabled the civilizations to become more developed?

What impacted (positive and negative) the development of these civilizations?

* Mesopotamia

* Egypt

* MesoAmerica

Big Questions:

How did civilizations survive, and what enabled them to become more technological in their development?

What achievements enabled the civilizations to become more developed?

What impacted (positive and negative) the development of these civilizations?

* China

* India

Big Questions:

How did civilizations survive, and what enabled them to become more technological in their development?

What achievements enabled the civilizations to become more developed?

What impacted (positive and negative) the development of these civilizations?


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