Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sustainability Field Trip

This past Friday the 6th grade class went on a field trip to Weber State University. While visiting students experienced a cosmic journey through space and time in the Ott Planetarium. Afterwards we went on a walking tour of the university and learned about sustainability programs. Students took notes about different systems that impact sustainability at the university and our world: Water, Compost / Recycling , and Solar / Energy. Watch the video below to learn more about sustainability!

We learned the Earth is a system and all parts are interconnected; society, environment, and economics.

In our journey through the cosmos we learned about the planets within our solar system. Jupiter being the largest and Mercury the smallest. We talked about stars big and small, old and young, and learned how to find Polaris in the northern night sky.

In other news, next week  (Tuesday, Nov. 15th) is our test about Ancient Civilizations! Below is a link to the study guide complete with answers.

Ancient Civilization Study Guide & Answers

Thursday, October 27, 2016

All About Geography!

Hola! We have started our presentations and they are fabulous so far! Friday is our last day of Ancient Civilization presentations.

In between presentations we have started lessons in a new topic--Geography. One of my favorites! Students have been learning how to identify and name the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans of our World.

Below is a link to a song we have been signing in class to remember our 7 continents. It may sound silly but as a Geographer and student of Social Studies it is extremely important that we learn and know this basic information about our World!

7 Continents Silly Song

Monday, October 17, 2016

Parent Teacher Conference

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you to all who came to Parent Teacher Conference! I can hardly believe how fast time flies. I enjoyed meeting many of you and look forward to our time together in school.

For the beginning of this next quarter we will finish our Ancient Civilizations Projects and begin presenting next week. 

"Action is the fundamental key to success." -Pablo Picasso

Monday, September 12, 2016

Ancient Civilizations

Following the Utah Core Standards we are learning about Ancient Civilizations.

-Identify the major physical features of the regions where ancient civilizations flourished.
-Describe how these features influenced the success or decline of the civilizations.
-Compare maps of these ancient civilizations to current political maps and make inferences about the continuing effects of physical geography on cultural development.

Specifically, we are investigating the time of Mesopotamia, when the Fertile Crescent (also known as the Cradle of Civilization) flourished. During this time nomads no longer wandered about the land in search of food, instead they built civilizations and became farmers.

*italicized words are vocabulary terms.

If you missed a day of class we have finished and turned in 2 assignments.

1. My Family Tree
          - Please fill out as much of your Family Tree as possible. Include your name and birthdate. If you have more family members than the tree has branches, add a branch and include their names too! (and birthdays, if possible)

2. Fertile Crescent Worksheet
          - Read the information about the Fertile Crescent and answer the questions on the worksheet.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Week 2: Introduction to Cornell Notes

This week as a class we learned how to write Cornell Notes. This is a note taking format that students will use for the rest of their student career!

In addition to taking Cornell Notes, we used Tween Tribune to research current events. There were many interesting article topics ranging from "Big-Eyed Squid" to "Food Waste".

If you still need to turn in your Current Event. You may do so through our Google Classroom. Below is the criteria for the paper and an example. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Week 1: Welcome back to school!

¡Buenos días! 
Welcome back to school, I am looking forward to this year and learning more about the world with you! Social Studies is the study of social relationships and the functioning of society throughout the world. In this class we will investigate many different topics related to Social Studies, for example: we will explore the geography of many different places, learn cultures and customs different from our own, and research the history of ancient civilizations. ¿Estás listo? ¡Vámonos! 
Let's go!