Social Studies grade 6


    • This webpage is intended to be a backup to the District-purchased Student Agenda. 
    • It takes tremendous strength and resolve to allow your child to accept and learn from the consequences of their actions.


    Please check Google Classroomt for homework and be sure to study vocabulary/use Quizlet at least 10 minutes every day! 

    Extra credit:

    • No reminders will be given and EC will not be posted. It is the responsibility of the student to complete and hand in EC within 1 week/or when a packet is due. 
    • Unless it is a part of a packet, EC should be submitted before/after school, during a study hall or lunch. Do no interrupt class to do so.
    • We need tissues! Donations are greatly appreciated & are extra credit! :-)
    • Use Quizlet to study ALL vocabulary 10 min./day. The link is accessible from my teacher page(left side). Practice listening to terms out loud and take practice quizzes right on line to learn the words. You can print study sheets and flashcards right from the program. The computers and printers here at school can be used during study halls and after school in the LMC.
    • Plan ahead if you know that you’ll be absent & plan to stay after to catch up
    • Late buses leave around 3:30 on Tues, Wed & Thurs
    • Students are encouraged to keep graded work in their portfolios in classroom  to ensure that they have these resources to study from for the final exam.
    •  ONLINE Textbook: click the link and log-on.     Use the username and password from your label that was put in your agenda or the following: user name: op-student number/password: student number followed by op
    • links to reading & quick checks

    This is what we're covering in class each month so you can refer to listed chapters/pages in your textbook.


    • What does a historian do? (text chapter 1, pages 1-24)
    • Studying Geography (text chapter 2, pages 28-37)


    • Early Man & The Agricultural Revolution (text chapter 3, pages 51-72)
    • Mesopotamia(text chapter 4, pages 73-96)

    November & December-

    • Ancient Egypt(text chapter 5, pages 97-136)

    December & January

    • Early China (text chapter 10, pages 275-302
    • Imperial China (text chapter 17, pages 471-485

    January & February-World Monotheistic Religions 

    • The Israelites (text chapter 6, pages 137-170)
    • Christianity (text chapter 13, pages 369-394)
    • Islam (text chapter 14, pages 395-418) 

    Why am I learning this?

    Even the earliest civilizations had complex religious practices (the ziggurat in Mesopotamia, the after-life beliefs of Egyptians, the mythology of the Greeks and Romans).  Most of those early religions were “polytheistic”, which means belief in many gods.  The very first “monotheistic” religion (belief in one God) came from the ancient Israelites.  

    Religion is perhaps, the most significant element that binds a cultural group together. Religions have shaped cultures, especially in their defining of moral standards, religious holidays, and the literature, art, and architecture which pervade those societies.  From how people dress to how people greet one another, from what people eat to how people get married, from how people decide on a career to how people spend their money, religion is a formative player in cultures around the world.

    At the same time, religion can be the most divisive element within and among groups.  The ever-present struggle for power does not just plague governments, but religions, too.  One group of leaders or set of beliefs seeks to establish itself above all others.  This has led to divisions within the same basic religions.  Furthermore, religions have fought among one another for power and influence. In seemingly unending wars, religions continue to this day to fight in an effort to dominate in different regions of the world. Religious differences have also led to some of the most egregious moments of human degradation and annihilation. 

    We’ll be learning about the history and basic beliefs of the major monotheistic religions in the world today. Those religions have influenced world history.  We’ll consider religion in our own society and the role that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has played in guaranteeing freedom of religion in American society.  We’ll identify conflicts in the world today that reflect religious power struggles and to analyze possible solutions to those problems.

    March & April-Ancient Greece (text chapter 7, pages 171-208)

    April & May-Ancient Rome

    • Republic to Empire (text chapter 11, pages 303-336)
    • Roman Civilization (text chapter 12, pages 337-368)

    May & June

    • Medieval Europe (text chapter 19, pages 537-578) 
    • Renaissance & Reformation (text chapter 20, pages 579-614)
    • Exam review

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