Week of January 14th

TUESDAY – THURSDAY: See Warm-up below.

Activity: Students have had three full class periods to construct a three paragraph, essay that explains/recalls what they learned about early human history, the first migration to the Americas, and early civilizations in the Americas. Thursday is the last day to work on this in class. If not completed it is homework. Due on January 22nd.

MONDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day.

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity: This week we will work on a three paragraph essay titled Stone Age to City Sates. Paragraph one will cover the earliest evidence of the history of humans; paragraph two will inform the reader of the migration to the Americas; the third and final paragraph will tell about the development of civilizations in the Americas. Student will work on the essay in class Mon-Thurs. If not completed by Thursday it will become homework due on January 22nd!

Graphic Organizer – for reference purposes only. Student copy is in Google Classroom.

Writing Assignment – for reference purposes only. Student copy is in Google Classroom.

Week of January 7th

THURSDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day.

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity – PBIS review. Each group will be assigned one of  The PBIS 7

Bus Area

Your task is to come up with a skit that “checks off all the boxes” for expectations. Have fun, be creative! The only criteria other than covering as many expectations as possible is that EACH AND EVERY MEMBER of the group must have at least three speaking lines and be less than 4 minutes.

WEDNESDAY – We did presentations today. If you were absent you will need to make and appointment to give your presentation at lunchtime.

TUESDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day.

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity: continue work on early Latin America civilizations. Slide show and presentation due Wednesday!

 

MONDAY – Warm-up – European Countries Quizzes: use this link to work your way through each of the quizzes listed below. Your final goal (end of January) is 100% on each of the quizzes in the 10 minute warm up period each day.

  • Nordic Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • Southeastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Activity: continue work on early Latin America civilizations. Slide show and presentation due Wednesday!

Week of December 17

TUESDAY – Warm-up Europe quiz game.  Work your way through each region until you can get 100% twice.

CHECK YOUR GRADES – Santa has access to them ya’ know.

Activity: Early American Civilizations – posted in Google Classroom. Presentations on Friday!!

 

MONDAY – Warm-up Europe quiz game. This quiz site is great for “chunking” information. Work your way through each region until you can get 100% twice.

Activity: Early American Civilizations – posted in Google Classroom. Presentations on Friday!!

Week of Dec 10th

WEDNESDAY – No Warm up

ActivityMexico and Central America Timeline Project

TimeMaps – link to the timeline resource. You will have four days in class to complete the project. If you are not finished by Friday it is homework.

TUESDAY – No Warm up

ActivityMexico and Central America Timeline Project

TimeMaps – link to the timeline resource. You will have four days in class to complete the project. If you are not finished by Friday it is homework.

MONDAY – No Warm up:

Activity – Mid year geography knowledge assessment – not graded.

Activity – social Studies pre/post test 2 – not graded.

Week of December 3rd

FRIDAY – Warm-up: South America Quiz Game Get 100% twice before you move on to today’s activity.

Activity: Finish up the Beginning of Cities assignment. Posted in Ggoogle Classroom. If not completed today, it is homework!

 

THURSDAY – Warm-up North America and Latin America Quiz Game

Activity – Finish the Mesoamerica vocab page (There will be a test – so be accurate)

Activity – The Beginning of Cities. Assignment is posted in Google Classroom

WEDNESDAY – No warm up

Activity – The origins and history of chocolate – video featuring Alton Brown

Activity – What is the evolution of how societies have organized themselves?

Band; Tribe; Chiefdom; City-state; Empire

Activity – Mesoamerica vocabulary sheet. We will work on this in class today and tomorrow.

TUESDAY – World Waterways Final Exam

MONDAY: No Warm-up

Activity: Move paragraph from old Google Class to New Google Class

Activity: Face Your Fears

Activity: Fly Away! Use Google Earth to “fly” to each of the locations on tomorrow’s test.

 

Week of November 26th

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map – 5 min.

Activity: Trimester One Final Paragraph. Posted in Google Classroom. Due Thursday!!!

TUESDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map – 10 min.

Activity: Hawaii video feature the culture of the islands. No make up needed if you were absent.

MONDAY – Warm-up: quiz one another on the waterways map.

Activity: We will watch a video on Hawaii tomorrow. Today we will define 13 vocabulary words you will hear in the video. Write these down if you were absent.

Vocabulary Words Meaning
sovereignty A nation or a group of people who rule themselves with no outside influence
“third world” An outdated term indicating a country that is poor. Now termed developing nation.
haole Hawaiian word to describe caucasions or “mainlanders”
archipelago A group or a chain of islands
sustainable the ability to keep it going
immigrant person who moves from one country to another
monolith solid rock – in ONE piece
century one hundred years
ethnicity belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition
contemporaneous working with what is available here and now
indigenous native to the land
aina Hawaiian word meaning the land that feeds us
ohana Hawaiian word meaning family and extended family

ATTENTION!! Check your grades. The trimester ends on November 29th. All late work, extra credit, and binder rechecks must be completed by Thursday of this week.

EXTRA CREDIT: Use the form posted in Google Classroom to post your original question. Then RESEARCH on your own to find the answer. Clearly explain the answer to your own question IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Post as many as you like; they are worth UP TO 5 points each.

Week of November 12th

FRIDAY – Warm up – Rivers

Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC. DUE TODAY!!!

THURSDAY – Warm up Seas and Bays

Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Lakes

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

TUESDAY – Warm up Straits and Canals

Activity: Click on the “give up?” button to reveal the location of the straits and canals that will be on the November 29th test. Label them on the map provided. See the study guide to know which straits and canals you should label. World Water-ways study guide.

Lesson: Where is / What is Australia & Oceania?

Activity: Recognizing connections, confirmations, and questions while reading Newsela articles on Australia and Oceania physical and human geography. Posted in GC.

MONDAY – NO SCHOOL

Week of November 5th

FRIDAY – Warm up: The Rivers Your goal is 100% twice!

Activity: There are a plethora of missing assignments on the SMS 6th grade Green Team. We have a WORK DAY today.

For those who are all caught up there is EXTRA CREDIT  posted in Google Classroom.

THURSDAY – Warm up: The Rivers Your goal is 100% twice!

Don’t forget to check the World Water-ways study guide. The test will be November 29th!!

Activity: History of the Land Bridge Theory – assignment is posted in GC. This is the third day we’ve worked on it in class. IT IS DUE TODAY!!

WEDNESDAY – Warm up: The Lakes Your goal is 100% twice!

World Water-ways study guide. The test will be November 29th!!

 

TUESDAY – Warm up: The Lakes Your goal is 100% twice!

LessonMap of Beringia   This is a time lapse animation of the land bridge being covered with water at the end of the Ice Age. Sorry, it does not load on Chromebooks.

Activity – History of the Land Bridge Theory. Assignment is posted in GC.

MONDAY – Warm-up: The seas. Your goal is 100% twice!

Lesson – example of evidence and conclusions.

Activity – Finish the assignment “What killed the magafauna?” Posted in GC. If not finished in class it is homework! Due on Tuesday.

Week of October 29th

FRIDAY – Warm-up: The seas. Your goal is 100% twice!

Lesson – What is megafauna?

Activity – What killed the megafauna? Posted in Google Classroom.

 

THURSDAY – Warm-up: The seas. Your goal is 100% twice!

Activity – continued watching and discussing videos on the first human migration to the “Americas.”

The First Americans Explanation for Kids – a simplified version.

The First Americans

Teachers’ Domain When Did the First Americans Arrive

Where Did The First Americans Come From?

WEDNESDAY – no warm up

Lesson – Human migration to the Western Hemisphere

Activity – Use Cornell notes method to record what you learn in these videos.

The First Americans Explanation for Kids – a simplified version.

The First Americans

Teachers’ Domain When Did the First Americans Arrive

Where Did The First Americans Come From?

TUESDAY – Warm-up REVIEW GOAL IS 100% TWICE:  North America quiz game

Activity – Review questions generated during the 60 Minutes feature that taught us about the “Eagle Hunters” of Mongolia.

Lesson – Focus on meta-cognition i.e. “thinking about thinking.”

Step one – new information

Step two – review questions in your group

Step three – watch video to seek answers to questions

Step four – class discussion and closure

 

MONDAY – Warm-up REVIEW GOAL IS 100% TWICE: Continents Quiz Game       Oceans Quiz Game

Activity – PBIS Notes: Use the note taking style of your choice to record the important points from the PBIS lesson on Assemblies.

ALL FOUR PAGES OF NOTES ARE DUE ON TUESDAY!!

Restrooms

Hallways and Locker Courts

Student and Main Offices

 

Week of October 22nd

FRIDAY – South America Test – if you were absent you will have to make up the test before school, during lunch, or during warm up.

Activity – Independent work time to finish Early Human History paragraph and notes. THESE ARE DUE ON MONDAY. There will not be time to work on this in class Monday.

THURSDAY – Warm-up: South America Quiz Game Goal – 100% twice. TEST IS TOMORROW!!

Lesson – Writing a paragraph

Activity – Write the paragraph

The assignment is posted in Google Classroom. ALL NOTES AND PARAGRAPHS DUE ON MONDAY, OCT 29TH.

WEDNESDAY – Warm-up: South America Quiz Game Goal – 100% twice. TEST IS THIS FRIDAY!!

Activity –  Give One – Get One: Find others in class who NEED the notes you have, and GIVE them one of your notes, then you can GET one from them.

TUESDAY – Warm-up: South America Quiz Game Goal – 100% twice. TEST IS THIS FRIDAY!!

Lesson – there was a short 5 minute lesson covering the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age and what it all means. Included also in the discussion were the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Middle Ages, Modern Age and the current age,  the Information Age.

Activity – We played a 60 Minutes feature on the ancient art of falconry – key word is ancient! Students were required to write at least one question about what they watched.

Activity – more time to work on Early Human History notes.

 

MONDAY – Warm-up:  South America Quiz Game Goal – 100% twice. TEST IS THIS FRIDAY!!

Activity – Research early human history articles on Newsela to find evidence to define, explain, compare or contrast the essential vocabulary of this unit. The “power words” are posted in the assignment on Google Classroom. THE KEY showing where to find the evidence is also posted in GC.

Students will have time in class on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday of this week, students will have time in class to write a paragraph showing wheat they have learned about early human history.