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Welcome To 6th Grade Social Studies!
LATIN AMERICA, the CARIBBEAN and CANADA, EUROPE, and AUSTRALIA


Sixth grade is the first year of a two year World Area Studies course. Sixth grade students study Latin America, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The goal of this two year course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live.

The geography domain includes both physical and human geography. The intent of the geography domain is for students to begin to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives.

The government/civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas so as to help students begin to understand the variety of governments in the world.

The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics; however, the focus shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics.

The history domain focuses on major events in each region during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Two websites students and I often use in class are:



http://quizlet.com/

Quizlet.com is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 6 million free sets of flash cards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online. This is a free site, and students do not need an account to access flashcard sets. Simply search for username MACKLCMS to access the flashcard sets I make and use during class.



http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm

This is a site with interactive maps. By playing Sheppard Software's geography games, students gain a mental map of the world's continents, countries, capitals & landscapes. This is also a free site that does not require a username/password.

Online Resources

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GRADE CALCULATION
Classwork: 40%
Quizzes: 20%
Projects: 10%
Tests: 30%

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