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Hello All,

We are finished with the Greek Unit and will begin Rome this week.

Monday, March 12th- Go over Greek Exams, clean out our folders, start a map of Rome and its surrounding area and watch a video clip, “Pompeii- Buried Alive”.

Homework- finish coloring and labeling the map.

Tuesday, March 13th- Discuss myths, fables and what lessons we can take from these myths. Look over many different Roman Myths, students will pick one and then take the myth and turn it into a cartoon.

Homework-Finish map and work on cartoon, cartoon is due on Friday, March 16th.

Wednesday, March 14th- Students will be placed in Roman Gens, and have new table groups. Learn about your Roman family and how the  hills around Rome shaped those families.

Homework-Review map and work on cartoon, cartoon is due on Friday, March 16th.

Thursday, March 15th-Examine the map of Rome. Then read, “Roman Education” and take Cornell notes.

Homework-Finish cartoon, it is due on Friday, March 16th.

Friday, March 16th- Cartoon walk, look over and read cartoons of Roman Myths. Fill out a rubric of what message the myths taught the Romans.

Woot! Woot! Happy Spring Break, have a great break and  see you in a week,

Mrs. Acker

 

Below is the next two week of the Greek Unit. This will bring us to the end of Greece and we will then begin the Romans.

Monday, February 26th- Students will finish the ancient Greek time line.  Then, begin to read and take  Cornell notes about Greek Architecture. Finally, see a video clip of a few Greek temples.

Homework- Finish reading and taking notes on Greek Architecture, then think about a famous Greek temple you and your city-state would like to replicate on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 27th-Continue to discuss Greek Architecture research and write about one Temple with your city-state.

Homework-Review all the notes from your Greek History, make sure your fact sheet on the Greek temple is ready for tomorrows presentation

Wednesday, February 28th- Greek Temple Challenge- 20 minutes, 20 pieces of paper to create a 3-d Greek Temple. Then present your temple and the history behind your temple.

Homework-Review all notes.

Thursday, March 1st- Pop quiz on history of Greece. Then students  will read a primary and secondary sources of work from famous Greeks. They then will interpret what they believe the passages was about and apply it to what they have learned in ancient Greece.

Homework- Begin study Guide for Unit Exam

Friday, March 2nd- Discuss the Greek Assembly, read and take Cornell notes about The Greek Assembly.

Monday, March 5th- In their city-states students will learn what argument they will have for the Greek Assembly. There are 5 different propositions and from the luck of a draw students will either get the ‘for’ or ‘against’ of these arguments. The propositions are: 1. New colonies, 2. Abolish slavery, 3.Women’s rights, 4. Give in to the Persians, 5. Arts of war and Athletics. Students will work with their  city-states and prepare to represent their side of the propositions and make arguments.

Homework- Make sure you are prepared for your role in the debate. Continue to work on your Greek Study Guide.

Tuesday & Wednesday March 6&7-Students will argue there side of the proposition against another city-state. At the end of the debate the rest of the class will cast their vote on which city-state addressed the proposition best and earned their vote.

Homework- Finish Study Guide for Greek Unit Exam

Thursday, March 8th- Review game for the Greek Exam.

Homework- Finish Study Guide for Greek Unit Exam

Friday, March 9th- Unit Exam on Greece

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

 

Nice job on the China Unit, I’m looking forward to starting Greece. Here is what is happening this week:

Monday, January 29th- Begin Greece, students will be assigned “city-states”, they will read about their city-state as well as an article, “Why Study Ancient Greece”. They will take Cornell Notes on these articles and discuss facts they learned about their city-state with other members. Finally, students will color and label the map of Greece.

Homework- Make sure Cornell notes are complete and have map colored and labelled by Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 30th- Read and take Cornell notes on “Greek Clothing”. Watch a video Clip on Ancient Greece and discuss.

Homework- Make sure Cornell notes are complete and have map colored and labelled by Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 31st- Read about, “Greek Gods and Oracles” and take Cornell notes. Create a flip book about various Greek gods.

Homework- Make sure Cornell notes are complete and review map by Friday.

Thursday, February 1st- Luck of the draw, Greek god. Draw  the name of a Greek god out of a hat, then research and start to write a persuasive argument on why your Greek god is most noteworthy explaining all of the skills and power that this god possesses. Final typed article is due next extended period(1,3 and 5 periods Tuesday and 2 & 4 periods Wednesday).

Homework-Study the map

Friday, February 2nd- Examine the map of Greece. Then continue to write persuasive argument about your Greek god and color a poster of that god.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

Hooray, as I write this it is snowing!

This week has extended periods for Tuesday and Wednesday, so don’t forget pick up is at 1:40 on Wednesday. We will have the unit exam for China on Friday.  Below is this week at a glance:

Monday, January 22nd- Wrap up dynasty projects

Homework- Fill in the dynasty rubric and study guide due on Friday before the exam.dynasty templatestudy Guide China

Tuesday/Wednesday January 23 and 24th- Discuss and take notes on Chinese Hierarchy and inventions. Watch film clips on a few of these inventions.

Homework- Fill in the dynasty rubric and study guide due on Friday before the exam.

Thursday, January 25th- Wrap up China Unit and play a review game for the exam tomorrow.

Homework- Fill in the dynasty rubric and study guide due on Friday before the exam.

Friday, January 26th- Turn in study guide and take exam on China.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

 

Hope everyone had a great three day weekend. Below is the week at a glance:

Tuesday, January 16th- Discuss and view a power point on Confucius.  Then participate in a play, “Will the really Confucius Please Stand Up”.

Homework- Review notes and make sure dynasty presentation is ready to go

Wednesday, January 17th- Begin dynasty presentations and take notes on presentations on other dynasties.

Homework- Review Map and notes

Thursday, January 18th- Continue dynasty presentations

Homework- Review Map and notes

Friday, January 19th- Examine the map of Asia and then wrap up the dynasty projects.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

What a great first week of 2018. It is exciting to start China and I’m looking forward to your dynasty presentations on January 16th. Below is a glance of this week.

Monday, January 8th- Begin to discuss the three philosophies of China. Start a trifold about facts we learn, we will begin with reviewing Buddhism from the India unit.

Homework- review notes, make sure all facts are gathered for your dynasty presentation and bring in facts as well as materials to make your visual  aid for the presentation (pasteboard, flash drive or computer).

Tuesday/Wednesday, 9th and 10th Extended Block-  first half of the extended block students will compete in the National Geographic 6th Grade Geography Bee, once the Bee concludes students will work on their dynasty presentation.

Homework- review notes and map of Asia

Thursday, January 11th- Take a map quiz on Asia and then continue to read and take notes on Confucianism.

Homework- Review notes, then make sure to create your chosen idea of how you will check that your classmates learned the most important facts from your dynasty presentation.( quiz, worksheet, foldable, ect…)

Friday, January 12th- Continue to read and take notes on Taoism.

Have a great three day weekend and see on Tuesday,

Mrs. Acker

Happy New Year!

Hope all of you had a wonderful break. I’m looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday and hearing about your adventures. Below is this short week at a glance.

Monday, January 1st- No School

Tuesday, January 2nd- School starts at 10:15- Look over 1st semester final exams. Then continue to discuss ‘World Affairs’ using the Update Magazine.

Homework- None

Wednesday, January 3rd- Begin China Unit. Work on a map of Asia and discuss current events in Asia

Homework- Color, label and study map of Asia

Thursday, January 4th- Review Buddhism & Read creation Story about Pan’Ku

Students will listen to the Chinese creation story of Pan’ Ku. They will illustrate the story on a worksheet. Then, they will review Buddhism and fill in facts they learned from the India unit on Buddhism in a tri-fold.

Homework- Color, label and study map of Asia

Friday, January 5th-Introduce Dynasties of China

Students will take a pre-quiz to see how much they know about dynasties. Then, they will randomly draw one of ten dynasties on China. Over the next two weeks they will become an expert on this dynasty, create a presentation to teach the  class about your dynasty. This could be in the form of a power-point, a worksheet, or a prezi. Then starting on Tuesday, January 16th students will give presentations. Finally, how will the students check to see if their classmates have mastered the information? Will they give them a quiz, a worksheet or some other review source. Use the rest of class time to read ‘Chinese Dynasties’ on Ducksters.com and take Cornell notes.  Then, research your own dynasty and fill-in worksheet provided.

Homework- If you didn’t finish collecting research during class time please continue to gather information.

Have a great weekend and keep your fingers crossed for a some snow,

Mrs. Acker

Hello all,

Wow- we only have two weeks left of classes for 2017! Here is the schedule for the next two weeks.

Monday, December 4th– finish taking notes on Buddhism and discuss the spread of this religion.

Homework– Create a review sheet for the India exam. This review sheet will be collected on Wednesday and be worth a grade. Attached is a guide to help students think of materials to put on this review sheet. Make sure final copy of Indian Spice paper is completed.India Study Guide 12

Tuesday, December 5th– play a review game about India and work on the review sheet.

Homework– Create a review sheet for the India exam. This review sheet will be collected on Wednesday and be worth a grade. Attached is a guide to help students think of materials to put on this review sheet. Make sure final copy of Indian Spice paper is completed.

Wednesday, December 6th– take India exam

Homework– make sure to have spice paper complete and create an index card with at least three facts you are going to teach your classmates about this spice. If you are bringing in a dish to share please make sure to bring in the recipe so students can read the ingredients and no nuts. Finally, if you bring in a dish please bring something to serve it with and dishes to serve it on, remember you are only sharing a taste of these dishes not making 20 serivings.

Thursday, December 7th– Indian Spice Day- Bring index card, paper and either  a spice to smell and look at, or an item that is made with that spice. If you bring a food item, please make sure to bring something to serve it with and on.

Homework– begin making cheat sheet for final exam  Study Guide for Final 2017

Friday, December 8th-Discuss world populations

Monday, December 11th– Review for final

Homework– continue to make cheat sheet for final

Tuesday, December 12th– Review for final

Homework– complete cheat sheet and review it.

Wednesday, December 13th– No homeroom students will report to 1st hour at 8:10. Students will have finals in period 1 & 2 then lunch and period 3 dismissal will be at 1:40

Thursday, December 14th-No homeroom students will report to 4th hour at 8:10. Students will take finals in period 4 & 5 with an 11:30 pick up (no lunch).

Friday, December 15th- Students should be dropped off at Starlite lanes between 8:15-8:30. Attendance will be taken at 8:35. Students will bowl and celebrate the end of the first semester. Pick up will be between 9:30 and 10:30. If your student is going home or carpooling with another student please give your homeroom teacher a note stating that you give your child permission to travel with this other driver.

This has been a wonderful semester, I am blessed to have all these great students it has made my classes a blast. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season. Looking forward to seeing everyone on January 2nd at 10:15,

Happy Holidays,

Mrs. Acker

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and you were able to get outside and enjoy nature! This week we have blocks of 90 minute on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please remind your parents that on Wednesday we will go to the Movie ‘Wonder’ pick up on Wednesday is by 1:40 at Harkins Theater and you could be picked up as early as 1:20. We also have a guess speaker, Professor Sanjay Joshi, during Study Hall on Thursday, November 30 on the Indus River Valley Civilization. This will be an incredible week:

Monday, November 27th-Hindu Continued

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 13th– complete map work on India, surroundings landforms and countries.

Homework-finish coloring and labeling the map

Tuesday/Wednesday November 14th&15th– Big Block periods, discuss this unit research project “Spices from India”. Then discuss Hinduism and take notes on some of the deities of Hindu. Finally, we will  clean out our folders and put the Egypt materials away.

Homework– Pick a spice to research, review map and deities.

Thursday, November 16th-Continue to discuss Hinduism and discuss class hierarchy in ancient India.

Homework– Review map and notes

Friday, November 17th– Pop map quiz on India.  Then, read and answer questions to the, “Kids Discover- India” magazine.

Have a great Thanksgiving week. I’m looking forward to hearing about many adventures and all the different spices you consumed with your dinner,

Mrs. Acker

Happy November! This week is only 4 days with no school on Friday due to Veterans Day.

Below is this week at a glance-

Monday, November 6th– Discuss pyramids and the secret rooms and chambers found inside.

Homework– Make sure your Egypt Project is ready to turn in tomorrow. Please make sure to attach, all work; research, accordion paragraph, typed first  draft with edit marks and final copy on top.            I would like to see your writing process.

Tuesday, November 7th– Egypt Project Presentation. Quick presentation about you project.

Homework- Create index card to turn in on the day of the Exam to help you review for the exam.study Guide1

Wednesday, November 8th– Sarcophagus Game- a review game on the Egypt unit.

Homework– make sure your index card is filled-in for unit exam tomorrow.

Thursday, November 9th– Unit Exam on Egypt.

Have a great three day weekend,

Mrs. Acker

This week we will be discussing mummies and Pharaohs.

Monday, October 30th-Discuss Pharaohs and take notes from a power-point.

Homework– Read the first 2 pages and take Cornell notes on a reading about Mummies. Make sure your 2nd paragraph from last week is typed in MLA format for Thursday this week.

Tuesday, October 31st & Wednesday, November 1st- Big Block

Students will become forensic anthropologist and make historical deductions about mummies.  Finish reading the mummy reading and take notes on the ‘Book of the Dead’.Bonus Question: Most pyramids were robbed by tomb robbers, they would steal all the gold and precious stone items in the tomb. What would happen to the mummy and where did they end up? Please write up what you learn on a post it note and turn in the answer by Thursday, November 2nd for a red ticket or a treat.

Homework-Finish reading and taking Cornell notes on Mummies and make sure you have the 2nd paragraph for your Egypt project is typed and ready for peer edits tomorrow.

Thursday, November 2nd- Continue taking notes on Pharaohs and Queens.

Homework: Review over notes on Hierarchy, Mummies and Pharaohs. Remember that your Egypt Project is due next Tuesday. Make sure your peer edits are fixed on your final copy and make sure craft project is finished by Monday night.

Friday, November 3rd– Examine facts about hierarchies, mummies and map. Continue taking notes on Pharaohs and Queens.

Homework– Remember that your Egypt Project is due next Tuesday. Make sure your peer edits are fixed on your final copy and make sure craft project is finished. Make sure to save your accordion paragraph,and peer edits you will staple them to your final printed copy.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

 

Looking forward to another great week learning about ancient Egypt.  Below is this week at a glance:

Monday, October 23-Continue to discuss Nomes, Hieroglyphics and Cartouche

In table groups discuss what you have learned about your Nome(city-state). Make up a plan on what you  might accomplish for the next big block to teach the class facts about your nome. Next, read about Hieroglyphics and create your own cartouche.

Tuesday, October 24th-Social Hierarchy of Ancient Egypt

Students will continue to work on the social class that they were assigned. Today they will meet with others in that same social class and develop a presentation to teach the 6th grade class about what is the most important facts to know about their social class. They will present to the class and take notes on other social classes.  If they finish early with their presentation they will continue to work on the second paragraph of their Egyptian Project. This second paragraph must be typed for editing by Thursday, November 2nd.

 

Thursday, October 26th-History of Ancient Egypt Pharaohs and Queens

Continue to take notes about pharaohs and queens. Discuss Hatshepsut and why is she an unsolved mystery in Egypt? Watch a short video clip from; “Hatshepsut Egypt’s lost Queen’ and then discuss the mystery of what happened to her. Finally, discuss political succession and compare it to the United States.

Friday, October 27th-History of Ancient Egypt Pharaohs and Queens

Take a pop quiz on Egyptian gods and goddesses. Then continue with pharaohs and queen powerpoint notes. Discuss monotheism with Pharaoh Akhenaten and watch a video clip about his wife Nefertiti. Video “Ancient Egypt Nefertiti the Mummy Returns”  Discuss religious revolution and why are images of Nefertiti and Akhenaten often found damaged.

Have a splendid weekend- make sure to rake up a pile of leaves and jump into them-yipppeeee!

Mrs. Acker

I’m happy to see the webpage up and operational. Here is next week at a glance.

Monday, October 16th-Introduce Egyptian Projects and begin notes on Egyptian gods and goddesses .

Homework- pick one of the projects and be ready to research project in Big Block this week. Review the Egypt map from last week.Pharaohs & Queen 2017aResearch and build a 3D pyramid 2017Hieroglyphics 2017Mummies 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday October 17th & 18th- Using credible websites, and research books Mrs. Acker is providing in the classroom, students will begin their Egyptian projects in class. They will write the first paragraph to their project today in class. They will need to type this paragraph by Friday, for peer editing in Mr. Prentices class. Students will wrap up Egyptian gods and begin to discuss Hieroglyphics and create a Cartouche.

Homework-Type the paragraph from todays class, so it will be ready for peer editing on Friday. Review map and Egyptian gods from your notes.

Thursday, October 19th- Finish Hieroglyphics, then play role of the die to decided which level of society each member of your nome will become. Bonus question for this week is due today: Write on an index card about a current event that is happening in one of the Middle East countries on the Egypt map.

Homework- Read and take Cornell notes about the level of society you rolled. Review Map

Friday, October 20th- Map quiz on Egypt and surrounding areas. After the quiz, work on Kid’s Discover Egypt Magazine and a worksheet.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

 

This week we will start Mesopotamia. I’m looking forward to exploration and fun. Below is the next two weeks at a glance.

Monday, September 11th-Mesopotamia

Students will wrap up notes about Neolithic man. Then we will begin to discuss river systems as a place were civilizations begin. We will work on coloring and labeling a map of the Middle East. Labeling both ancient cities as well as modern countries and cities. NXXXXXXNeolithic

.Homework-Finish coloring and labeling the map of the Middle East. Review notes on ‘Background Essay

Tuesday, September 12th-Mesopotamia

Students will examine the Background Essay-(reading from last week )in the form of a quiz. Next students will be introduced to the Mini-Meso-project. Students will see examples of five different projects. They will pick one of the five projects and complete by October 3/4 (Big Block day) Meso_mini_projectsRubricXBrochurerubricXriversRubricXCuneifrom

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Wednesday, September 13th- Mesopotamia

Students will simulate being a history detective. At each table they will get instructions about pieces found at a dig site and they will need to make a hypothesis about the item. This will begin a discussion of the importance of staple foods and being able to keep food without refrigeration. Finally, we will look at the ‘Kids Discover- Mesopotamia’ magazine and use the practice of SQ3R to become familiar with the magazine.  Bonus- write the dictionary definition of “credible” on a post-it note for a red ticket or a piece of gum. Due Wednesday the 13th.

Homework– List what you believe could be a credible website for your Mini-Meso Project then explain why you believe this is a acceptable website/webpage.

Thursday, September 14th- Mesopotamia -Sumer

Students will  discuss and write down major societies of ancient Mesopotamia. We will look at the Sumer civilization using a power-point. Then we will start to discuss cuneiform.

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Homework- List two facts that you have gathered about your Mini-Meso-Project and bring into class tomorrow. Review the map of the Middle East.

Friday, September 15th-Mesopotamia – Sumer

Students will examine the map of the Middle East. Then, they will continue to take notes from the power-point on Sumer. Next, they will read, discuss and create a three-dimensional zigguart.

Homework-Work on Mini-Meso-project

Monday, September 18th-Mesopotamia- Sumer

Students will continue to take notes on the Sumerians. They will read, discuss and create cuneiform pieces of writing.

Homework-Continue to gather research for the Mini-Meso-Project

Tuesday/Wednesday September 19th & 20th (Big Block)-Mesopotamia: Sumer

Students will examine the map of the Middle East. Then, they will continue to take notes from power-point on Sumer. Finally, read a primary document of a Sumer school boy. Next, then look at the secondary source and compare if your own interpretation of the event is the same as the secondary source. Finally, watch video clip on Mesopotamia.

This week students will only have class three times due to the ‘Big Block’ schedule. Remember Tuesday will be classes 1, 3, lunch, 5 and 7 . Then, Wednesday classes will be 2, 4, lunch and 6th with a 1:40 dismissal. Thursday and Friday are normal schedules.

Parents  should please mark on their calendars that Tuesday evening is the Middle School back to school night starting at 6:00 p.m. Parents should copy down their students schedule and attend ten minute long classes. Finally, please join the High School Cross Country fundraiser at Chipotle Friday evening. By letting your cashier know that you are here for NPA, 50% of your bill is donated to the team, plus Mrs. Acker will be handing out red tickets.

Here is this week at a glance:

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 5th & 6th-Hunters & Gathers Simulation

Create communities(clans) these clans will hunt and gather knowledge about ancient man, by reading and answering questions. First, clans will come up with a plan on how to collect the most answers. Then, the community with the most correct answered questions will survives the longest. After activity is over continue to read “Background Essay” and take notes.  Then discuss, as a group how difficult it was for ancient man to survive. Finally, discuss books like, ‘My side of the Mountain’ and ‘Hatchet’ about man and his tools.

Finally, Students will  also finish presenting their “Create your own Country”

Homework-Finish reading and taking notes on Background Essay by Friday. Then bring into class on Friday a picture of what you believe is the most important tool.

Thursday, September 7th-Paleolithic Man

Students will take Power-point notes on Paleolithic man using foldable letters in their composition book. Finally, what is the paleolithic diet and does it have anything to do with paleolithic man? Bonus Question: Bring in the definition of “Surplus” on a post-it-note for a red ticket or a sweet treat- by today. Thanks for reading my webpage.

Homework-Finish reading and taking notes on Background Essay by Friday. Then bring into class on Friday a picture of what you believe is the most important tool.

Friday, September 8th- Neolithic Man

Students will write down their own points to an argumentative paragraph of “What is the best tool in History”. Once they finish this paragraph, Students will take notes about Neolithic man. After they write their paragraph they will complete a short show and tell about their tool.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

I hope you have had a fantastic weekend with fun adventures.  Below is a glance at this week, make sure to be ready for an exam on geography and your create your own country presentation.

Monday, August 28th-Topography continued

Students will continue taking Cornell notes about topography and contour lines. They will learn about hachure lines. Then students will cut out paper in oval shapes and assemble a hill. By turning the different sides of the paper the hill takes on a formation of rolling or steep.  Finally, students will create a image using legos and then draw that shape using contour lines.

Homework-Finish steps 4, 5 and 6 on ‘Create your own Country’ project. Make sure to review over all notes thus far to prepare the the exam on Thursday.

Tuesday, August 29th-latitude and climate; longitude and time

Students will take Cornell notes on two different power points.Then they will discuss how location on the globe impacts climate as well as time.  Students will discuss other factors as well. For example how can our climate in Flagstaff be so different than that in Phoenix?

Hello all,

Hope everyone had a super weekend. This week we have ‘Big Block’, which means Tuesday  and Wednesday we have 90 minute classes. On Tuesday students will attend 1,3,lunch 5 and 7th period classes and on Wednesday students will attend 2, 4 lunch and 6th hour classes with a 1:40 dismissal. This schedule basically happens every other week. This week on Wednesday, the school hosts an ice-cream social at Foxglenn Park. So, we will walk all 6th graders down to the park and pick-up will be between 2:00 and 3:15 at the park on this Wednesday, August 23rd. Here is this week at a glance.

Monday, August 21st-Geography                                                                                                                        Students will discuss lines of latitude and longitude in locating everyplace on the globe.  First, have students give examples. Then using google maps show students NPA grid view and street view. How has technology changed from 100, 50, 25 and 5 years ago.Have students work on latitude and longitude worksheets.

Next Students will go over the “Create your own Country Project”HWXcreateXyourXownXcountry We will look at examples of this project and write down progress check dates in our agendas.

Finally, have a informal assessment on geographic terms by having students play a match game by matching the geographic term to its definition.

Homework- Review landform definitions and pick a location for your Create your own country.(step 1)

Tuesday or Wednesday, August 22 and 23rd-Longitude and Latitude                                            Students will learn to take Cornell notes while learning about  Latitude and longitude  from a powerpoint.  After the powerpoint, we will go out side and play human battleship using lines of latitude and longitude on the outdoor basketball court. Then, we will come back inside and complete a worksheet for understanding. Finally, we will read the instructions for playing battleship at home, to make sure everyone understands tonights homework.                                                                                                                                          Bonus: Bring in a post-it note with the answer to the below question to get a sweet treat this week. Where would you find the Strait of Malacca? SHHHH don’t give the answer to others:)                                                                                                                                         Homework-Challenge someone and record the results in the agenda to long/lat battleship. Then figure out the latitude and longitude lines of your Create your own country            Thursday, August 24th-Begin Topography                                                                                                     Students will take a short pop quiz on geographic terms. After the quiz they will begin a worksheet on topography.  Then they will take powerpoint notes on topography.     Homework-Students will complete steps 2, 3 and 4 on Create your own country project.       Friday, August 25th-Continue topography                                                                                                       Students will be able to discuss topography and finish the powerpoint. Then they will get designs out of legos and have to draw the design with contour lines and vise versa. Finally, students will review a 3-d cut out and decide which is the steepest side of a hill due to the contour lines.                                                                                                                              Homework-Students will decide if their create your own country will be 2D or 3D and begin coloring and labeling project.                                                                                                        Have a fantastic weekend,                                                                                                                   Mrs. Acker

I am glad you are looking at my website. This page is a great place to learn about what we will cover in class. Since you are on the webpage and if you write, “Social Studies Rocks” on a post-it-note and give this post-it-note to me on Monday or Tuesday of this week, I will reward you with a treat! Shhhhh- please don’t tell others:)

Here is the week of social studies at a glance. Please do not print out worksheet I’ll have them in class. These are here for you if you lose your worksheet or if you are absent.

Monday, August 14-classroom constitution

Students will discuss the Constitution of the United States. Then, students will brainstorm and discuss in a large group what should be included in a classroom constitution. Next, in small groups students will create a constitution for the classroom, which the class will use a democratic process to vote on tomorrow.

map-coderainstorm more ideas that could be added to a classroom constitution. Look over Mrs. Acker’s webpage

Tuesday, August 15th-wrap up classroom constitution

Students in small groups will discuss and create a preamble, rules and procedures they would like in the classroom.  Next, in a larger setting students will debate and discuss which of these items they would like in their classroom constitution.  Although this is a democracy, Acker has veto power 🙂

Homework- Go outside and be a kid!!!!

Wednesday, August 16th-Begin Geographic Concepts

Students will receive a list of geographic terms for landforms, For each term they will write a definition, draw a picture and use that term is a sentence. They will complete this on the front and backside of a post it note, using iPads and dictionaries to help them.

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Homework- Make sure to have the first 10 terms written down, with picture and term used in a sentence. Please review these 10 terms.

Thursday, August 17th-Continue with Geographic Concepts

Students will continue the geographic terms from yesterday.

Homework- Finish the rest of the landforms with the post-it-notes. Please make sure all landforms are completed by Monday, August 21st.

Friday, August 18th-Geography stations-

I’m very excited to meet you and begin this 2017-2018 school year. In the 6th grade we just use one supply list for all five academic classes, which is in the blue font below. Just double click on the word and it will open to a printable paper.

On Wednesday the 9th we will meet  in the Multi-purpose room (MPR) in the new building at 7:55. It is a short day with a 1:40 dismissal, and your parents should pick you up in front of the gym.  We will have lunch so please bring a sack lunch, and your school supplies. Please leave the tri-fold board at home.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Mrs. Acker

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Hello all,

Can you believe we have less than two weeks left? It has been a great year and here is the last two weeks.

Monday, May 22nd-Ballads and begin Exploration

Wrapping up this renaissance  section, students will read and discuss the importance of ballads in Renaissance Europe. After reviewing several songs we will discuss what was happening in Europe from the words and refrains of the song. After the ballads, we will begin to discuss the growth of exploration.

map-codeork on Cheat Sheet for Europe and make sure tri-fold board is completed.

Tuesday, May 23rd-The Columbian Exchange

Students will continue to discuss exploration and the importance of the Columbian Exchange.

map-codeork on Cheat Sheet and make sure tri-fold board is completed.

Wednesday, May 24th-Exploration

Students will watch and take notes on a video clip about European Exploration.

This week we will continue to discuss the Renaissance. Below is a glance at this week:

Monday, May 15-Who Am I… Famous Renaissance People

Students will complete their posters of a famous Renaissance person. Then they will give the class facts about this person, while their classmates try to guess who this person is as well as fill-in a worksheet about renaissance people.

map-codeake sure you have 6-8 facts that can be placed on a time-line about your invention.  Review notes from Medieval Europe.

Tuesday, May 16th-Who Am I …. Renaissance continued

Students will continue to present their famous renaissance person. While their classmates make guesses and take notes. With remaining time students will show there 6-8 facts that they will put on their tri-fold board for the Invention Convention. Students will start writing an index cards to help them with the presentation about their invention.

map-codeeview notes on famous people, work on trifold board for the Invention Convention.

Wednesday, May 17th-Renaissance continued

Students will examine facts of Medieval Europe as well as the Renaissance. They will then continue to take power-point notes about the Renaissance.

map-codeork on tri-fold board and review Europe notes.

Thursday, May 18th-What is a ballad?

Students will discuss the various means of story telling from reading ballads of the Middle Ages.

map-codeork on tri-fold board. Review Europe notes.

Friday, May 19th-Day of Play 1:40 dismissal

End of the year assemblies and fun activities for the school.  Students will travel in their 2nd hour class.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

This week we will move out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.  Below is this week at a glance.

Monday, May 8th-Occupations of Medieval Europe

Research occupations held in Medieval Europe. Then discuss, which jobs have become obsolete since the Middle Ages. Then discuss which jobs might become obsolete in a students life time? Next, using the, ‘Kids Discover Middle Ages’ magazine students will create stump the manor questions. Which we will use through out the week to quiz students on facts of the Middle Ages. Finally, we will go over Rome exam.

map-codetudents will work on the Medieval Diorama and a paragraph describing the occupations held on a manor- Due Thursday May 11th. Make sure to review notes from the Middle Ages.

Tuesday & Wednesday May 9th & 10th-Who Am I -Renaissance

We will be leaving the Middle Ages and heading into the Renaissance. Students will examine vocabulary of the Middle Ages. Who is a Page or Squire? What is excommunication mean? Students will watch a short video clip about the Renaissance and then draw a card of a famous Renaissance person. With the remaining amount of time, students will: Research that renaissances persons claim to fame? Where they lived? Inventions or other historical situations to teach the class in more detail about that person.  Other facts to teach the class about this renaissance person. Students will then take this information and create a poster which will have the famous renaissance persons name at the bottom which will be revealed after they make a presentation on this person in class on Friday.

map-codetudents will work on the Medieval Diorama and a paragraph describing the occupations held on a manor- Due Thursday May11th

Thursday, May 11th-Diorama Day

Students will showcase their Medieval Manor Diorama. Students will walk around the room in a museum type setting, and use post-it-notes to post information about what they learned and liked from other students manors. We will then discuss occupations of Medieval Europe. Finally, with the time remaining students will work on the Renaissance-Who am I posters.

map-codef you haven’t finished your poster please work on it.

Friday, May 12th-Begin Renaissance Who Am I presentation

Students will first watch a video clip of famous scientist from the  the Renaissance.  After the video, students will present to the class, their famous Renaissance person of the poster they created. Students will take bullet notes on these famous people, and then try to guess who this person is before the reveal at the bottom of the poster.

map-codeeview Notes

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

We are in the full swing of the Europe unit. This week students should turn in a type paragraph about the manor they created. Below is this week at a glance-

Monday, May 1-The Art of Heraldry

Students will learn about the symbolism behind making a coat of arms. Then they will continue to read about Knights. Finally, we will end the period with a knighting ceremony.

map-codereate a coat of arms, make sure you explain how the symbols on the coat of arms represent you.

Tuesday, May 2nd-Life of a Monk

Learn about the church of Medieval Europe.

map-codeontinue to work on your manor project. Remember first paragraph about your manor is due this Thursday, typed.  Don’t forget to review notes and study map of Europe.

Wednesday, May 3rd- Islam and Christianity

Students will examine the map of Europe. Then they will read about Christianity and Islam. They will take notes on a power point.

map-codeontinue to work on your manor project. Remember first paragraph about your manor is due this Thursday, typed.review notes and study map.

Thursday, May 4th-The Crusades

Students will share information about their manor and turn in their paragraph. They then will begin to discuss the Crusades and take notes from a reading and power point.

map-codeontinue to work on the manor diorama and study notes.

Friday, May 5th-Continue with the Crusades

Students will continue with the notes on the Crusades and then watch video clips discussing warfare and hospital changes.

map-codeontinue to review notes and work on diorama of manor.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

We have finished Rome and now we will begin the last unit of 6th grade social studies- Europe. Below is a glance of the next week.

Monday, April 24th-Get the Medieval Bug on Europe

Students will be introduced to Europe and discuss the Black Plague. Using the Kid’s Discover Europe, students will fill in work sheet about medieval Europe. They will then discuss the  Black Plague.

map-codeeview notes

Tuesday & Wednesday April 25-26: Medieval Manors Project, Medieval vocabulary and scavenger hunt for reading.ManorXmatch

Students will continue to learn about medieval manors and lifestyle, while completing a scavenger hunt. Then they will fill-in a vocabulary flip book. Finally, with the remaining time they will earn about occupations of the medieval world.rubricXforXMedievalXdioramaManorXprojectX2017Xcopy

map-codetudents will finish reading on medieval manors, then they will begin to work on project.

Thursday, April 27th-Interview of a Serf and Map work

Students will receive interview questions to ask the serfs in their groups what life was like in Medieval times. Students will copy down information they learned from this interview. Then they will label and color map of Europe.

map-codeork on Medieval Manor project, finish coloring and labeling map of Europe and review notes thus far.

Friday, April 28th-Heraldry and Knights

Students will take notes from a power-point on Heraldry. Then they will create their own coat of arms, with symbols that represent their own personality and family. Lastly, students will complete a reading about Knights and take notes from this reading.Heraldry

map-codeontinue to work on mini manor project and finish coat of arms by next Tuesday.

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs. Acker

We have about eight more classes on Rome and then we will move into Europe the final unit for the 6th grade social studies- this year has flown by. Below is a glance of the next two school weeks for social studies.

Monday, April 10th-Punic Wars and the decline of the Republic

Students will begin the lesson with Road building of the Republic of Rome. They then will discuss the expansion of the Rome and the Punic Wars. Continue to watch video clip about the Punic Wars. Then take notes on Power Point, “From Republic to Empire”

map-codetart creating Cheat Sheet for the Rome Exam

Tuesday and Wednesday April 11 &12-Big Block Election for Consul & Power Point

Students will prepare speeches and arguments to campaign and run for Roman Consul. The issues should deal with modern day problem or local school problems. After campaign speeches are completed the students will have an election, much like in Roman times were one petitions for votes. We will then wrap up the period continuing on the Power Point “From Republic to Empire”.

map-codeontinue to work on Cheat sheet for Rome Exam, Review all notes.

Thursday, April 13-Roman Emperors and Coin Project

Students will continue to discuss Emperors using a Power Point. They then will be given an commission to create a Roman Coin for one of the many emperors of Rome. We will look up a variety of Emperors and research one so to create a coin on his behalf. RomanXcoin  Please bring white paper plates for this project if you could bring 10 that would be wonderful. Coin is due Tuesday, April 18th.

map-codeommission coin project. Continue to work on Cheat sheet.

Friday, April 14th – No School- Have a great Weekend!

Monday, April 17th-Begin Review play of “Who Killed Mama Roma”

Students will read and play roles of the parody play, “Who Killed Mama Roma”  Students will be history detectives and try to decide who killed mother Rome, from the clues given in this play.

map-codeinish up coin of emperor and review for unit exam

Tuesday, April 18th-Who Killed Mama Roma- continued

Continue to act out this play, with the class portraying history detectives trying to uncover who ended the Roman Empire.

map-codeontinue to work on Cheat sheet for Rome Exam, Review all notes

Wednesday, April 19th-Review Game Circus Maximus

In Small Groups will play a review game called, “The Circus Maximus”

map-codeake sure your detective sheet with clues and “who dun-it” is all filled out. Finish filling in Cheat Sheet for Rome- Map, Myths, Kings, Structure of government, comparison of Roman Republic Government with US. Emperors of Rome and the decline of Rome.

Thursday, April 20th-Unit exam on Rome

Students will examine all aspects of the Rome Unit in a test form.

Friday, April 21st-Get the Medieval Bug on Europe

Students will be introduced to Europe and discuss the Black Plague. Using the Kid’s Discover Europe, students will fill in work sheet about medieval Europe. They will then discuss the  Black Plague.

map-codeeview notes

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

Happy April, I think mother nature had the best laugh on April 1st with snow flurries, I hope you all stayed warm this weekend.

We will continue on with Rome moving out of the Kings and into the Republic era.

Below is a glance at this week-

Monday, April 3rd-Research and write history paragraph on Invention

Students will research credible sites about their invention. After they read and filled out the MLA research form, students will begin to construct their informational paragraph about the history of their invention. Using a PIE or Accordion paragraph students will explain the historical relevance and importance of their invention.

map-codetudents will take their hand written accordion paragraph and type it, so students can peer edit the paragraph in Study Hall on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 4th-Continue The Republic of Rome

Students will travel around the room and take notes on the 12 tables of Roman Law, that are posted on the walls.They then, will compare and contrast the Roman Republic’s government to the current US Government. Next, they will write a persuasive paragraph on how Rome and US governments are similar or different. Due next Monday in class.

map-codetudents should’ve had a peer edit their history paragraph on their invention. Students should start a paragraph on comparing ro contrasting Roman Government to US Government.

Wednesday, April 5th-Play the Forum of Rome Game

Students will play other gens in the game “The Forum Of Rome”. By answering questions correctly they can win denarii and vote cards for the Upcoming election.

map-codeake sure typed History paragraph is ready for tomorrow. Also begin to construct your compare or contrast paragraph about Roman Government vs. US government.

Thursday, April 6th-Expansion of Rome

Students will discuss the Roman Military and expansion of the Roman Republic.

I hope you had a delightful Spring Break!Below is a glance at the next two weeks-

Monday, March 20th-Roman Gens and Names

Students will be assigned a Gen, a Roman family ,to belong to for this unit. They will read the Roman Overview, then read about their specific Gen. Finally, they will choose a name to be called by during this unit. If time remains they will begin to color and label the map of Rome.

map-codetudents will create a bulla, much like a military dog-tag with your Roman name and Gen on it. Finally finish labeling and coloring the map of Rome.

Tuesday, March 21-The Story of Aeneas and the Roman Kings

Students will listen to the myth story of Aeneas. They will then compare and contrast this myth story to others from ancient civilizations. Next, each table group will get a Roman myth that shapes the kingdoms of the Romans. They will read the myth and then fill-in the worksheet about the myth. Then, they will create a paper cartoon or create a ‘toonastic’ on the iPads to share the story of their myth with other groups on Friday.

map-codeork on comic or toonastic of myth must be finished by Friday.

Wednesday, March 22nd-Roman Education

The chairman of each Gen will read about Roman education to their group. The group members will take notes, much like the laboriously  activities of scribes in ancient times before the printing press. They will practice writing their name on wax paper, similar to the wax tablets they used in Roman times. Finally, students will watch a video clip about Rome and take notes about what they learned.  If time remains continue to work on myth.

map-codeork on comic or toonastic of myth must be finished by Friday.

Thursday, March 23-Roman Kings

Students will read historical essays about the  King Era of Rome and take notes. They will think about how the myth they are  researching and creating a cartoon about differs from the historical essay and make a conclusion why this is so.

map-codetudy Map of Rome and make sure Comic is ready to be discussed tomorrow.

Friday, March 24th-Myths of Roman Kingdoms and Map quiz

Students will take a map quiz, then they will share their toonastic or cartoon about their Roman Myth.

map-codeake sure notes are complete

Monday, March 27th-Azmerit & Roman Education and Entertainment

Students will continue to compare and contrast myths of Rome to History Essays. If time remains they will learn about Roman numerals and Alphabet.

map-codeeview Rome information

Tuesday and Wednesday March 28th & 29th- Azmerit and big Block: Entertainment of Rome

Students will travel to various stations to read and take notes about the Roman Colosseum and entertainment.

map-codeeview notes from class yesterday and today.

Thursday, March 30th-Az merit testing and wrap up Kings period

Students will review over a powerpoint about the Kings of Rome. Then, they will create a standard for their Gen and discuss what SPQR stands for in Rome.  Begin to take notes on the Republic of Rome

map-codeinish notes and review main concepts

Friday, March 31st-Structure of Government

Students will read and take Cornell notes about the structure of government for the Roman Republic. The class will then compare and contrast the current US government to this republic.

map-codeinish taking Cornell notes and write a paragraph either comparing or contrasting the Roman Republic to current US government. Paragraph will be due next Wednesday, April 5th.

Have a wonderful Spring Weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you Monday,

Mrs. Acker

Monday, February 27-Students will finish writing their analyst of a Primary Source from ancient Greece. Once they write their accordion paragraph then they will begin reading ‘The Greek Assembly’. Students will continue to read and take Cornell notes on the Greek Assembly. Finally, for the end of the class the will play ‘Headbanz’ ancient Greece.

map-codeinish Accordion paragraph and Cornell notes on “The Greek Assembly”. These two assignments will be due on Wednesday, March 1

Tuesday, February 28th-In their city-states students will learn what argument they will have for the Greek Assembly. There are 5 different propositions and from the luck of a draw students will either get the ‘for’ or ‘against’ of these arguments. The propositions are: 1. New colonies, 2. Abolish slavery, 3.Women’s rights, 4. Give in to the Persians, 5. Arts of war and Athletics. Students will work with their  city-states and prepare to represent their side of the propositions and make arguments.

map-codeeview proposition make sure argument is ready to go

Wednesday, March 1st-Students will argue their side of the proposition against another city-state. At the end of the debate the rest of the class will cast their vote on which city-state addressed the proposition best and earned their vote.

map-codeontinue to prepare for the assembly

Thursday, March 2nd-Students will argue there side of the proposition against another city-state. At the end of the debate the rest of the class will cast their vote on which city-state addressed the proposition best and earned their vote.

map-codeeview over notes.

Friday, March 3rd-Greek Olympics Or Greek Education

Depending upon the weather- Students will either compete against the various city-states in a mini Greek Olympics or they will learn and discuss Greek education and social classes.

map-codereate a cheat sheet for the Greek Unit exam- Next Thursday

Monday, March 6th-Greek Olympics Or Greek Education

Depending upon the weather- Students will either compete against the various city-states in a mini Greek Olympics or they will learn and discuss Greek education and social classes.

map-codeork on a cheat sheet for the Greek Unit exam- Next Thursday

Tuesday/Wednesday March 7th & 8th Big Block- review for unit exam and play a game-

Homework- make sure you are ready for the Greek Unit exam

Thursday, March 9th- Unit Exam on Greece

Friday, March 10th- Begin Rome. Watch video clip about Pompeii and begin to fill-in map of the Roman Empire.

Have a great week off and enjoy your Spring Break,

Mrs. Acker

The students completed amazing presentations on their Chinese Dynasties, I am so proud of them. We are currently covering Greece. Here is a brief glance at the next two weeks.

Monday, February 13th-Greek History

Students will create a history ‘flip-book’ about Greece. Today they will start with the Minoans and read history Essay One. Once they take Cornell notes about the Minoans they will watch a video clip about this ancient society. Finally to wrap up the day the students will play Greek God Charades to win points for their city-states.

map-codeinish Cornell notes about the Minoans. Then, review Greek maps and religions.

Tuesday, February 14th- Happy Valentine’s Day!-Students will read History Essay two and continue filling in facts for their ‘Flip-book’.They will then watch a video clip about the Mycenaeans and discuss the Heroic Age.Tying in with the Heroic Age is Eros. Students will discuss Eros and create a greeting or poem to celebrate his day.

map-codeinish taking Cornell notes on History Essay Two. Then review the Greek gods and goddesses.

Wednesday, February 15th-Greek History Continued The Archaic Age and the Rise of the Polis

Students will examine the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece. Then they, will read and take Cornell notes on History Essay 3- The Archaic Age. Finally, continue to discuss and add facts to their history “flip book”.

map-codeinish Cornell Notes on History Essay 3

Thursday, February 16th-Greek History Continued- The Classical Era

Students  will read and take Cornell notes on History Essay 4- The Classical Era. Finally, continue to discuss and add facts to their history “flip book”. Then watch a video clip on, “The Golden Age of Athens”. Finally, discuss the downfall of the Polis with the Peloponnesian War.

map-codeinish Cornell Notes about History Essay 4- Review ‘flip-book’.

Friday, February 16th-Greek History Continued- Alexander and the Hellenistic Era

Students  will read and take Cornell notes on History Essay 5- The Hellenistic Age. Finally, continue to discuss and add facts to their history “flip book”.

map-codeake sure all Cornell Notes are up-to-date

Monday, February 20th- Presidents Day- No school

Tuesday and Wednesday February 21 &22nd- Big Block- Greek Architecture

Students will read about Greek Architecture. Then, they will research one of the many famous buildings from ancient Greece. Students will study; what the building was used for, how it was built, was it dedicated to anyone god, and other interesting facts.Then, students will have an ‘Olympic Polis Challenge’. They will have 20 minutes, 20 pieces of paper and one role of tape to recreate a 3-dimensional version of this building. Finally, they will create an index card with 5 facts about their building and present their building and facts to the class.

map-codeinish Cornell notes on Architecture

Thursday & Friday February 23& 24-Famous Greeks

Students will read primary and secondary sources of work from famous Greeks. They then will interpret what they believe the passages was about and apply it to what they have learned in ancient Greece.

map-codeinish reading article and writing up response.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

Hope you enjoyed the snow days and the short week. Basically, everything has been pushed forward from the snow days so below is the next two weeks of social studies. We will celebrate the end of the China unit by discussing and having a Chinese New Year celebration. If you would like to bring in a food item to share that would be fun but not required.  After the New year celebration we will begin the unit of ancient Greece.  Here is the next two weeks at a glance-

Monday, January 30th-Wrap up dynasty presentations.  Students will wrap up the presentations on Chinese dynasties and fill-in a time-line to help them organize their thought on the dynasties. Then they, will review the three different religions we discussed during this unit and fill-in a social hierarchy of ancient China. Finally, if time remains play the game “Headbanz” to review famous people of China.

map-codereate a cheat sheet for the China exam and index card for the dynasties.

Tuesday, January 31-Review China

Students will wrap-up religions, dynasties and hierarchy of ancient China. Once the worksheet is complete students will create review questions that could be on the unit exam. We will then play a review game.

map-codeontinue working on the cheat sheet for China.

Wednesday, February 1st- China Unit Exam

Homework- Relax or think about bringing in a Chinese food item to share with your class about 21 students.

Thursday, February 2nd-Chinese New Year Celebration

Students will learn about the Chinese New Year. They will practice traditions used in ancient China.

Friday, February 3rd-Students will  be placed into new seating groups and become city-states of ancient Greece. They will read and take Cornell notes about their city-state Then, they will read and take Cornell notes on Greek clothing. Finally, they will work on the map of Greece and surrounding area.

map-codeolor and label map and the review the map.Why Study ancient Greece, map of Ancient Greece, Clothing of the Greeks

Monday, February 6th-Discuss Greek culture & review China Exam.  Students will discuss in their city-states about facts they learned about culture and dress in Ancient Greece. They then will watch a video clip about Greek culture. Finally, Students will go over China exam.

map-codeake sure Cornell notes are complete, and then review map of Greece

Tuesday & Wednesday February 7&8-Big Block- Dress like a Greek and read, research and write about  Greek gods. Students will first earn points for their city-state by either dressing in Greek fashion or by teaching the class about their city-state. Next, students will draw the name of one of many Greek gods. Research that god and write a persuasive argument  on why that god is the best of all the Greek gods. Then, they will create a poster to go along with this argument.

map-codeinish persuasive argument and poster. Then Review map of Greece.

Thursday, February 9th-Examine the map of Greece. Then, read about Greek gods and oracles.  Students will examine a map of Greece and the surrounding area. After the quiz students will read and take Cornell Notes about Greek gods and Oracles. With the last few minutes of class they will discuss which questions they would ask an Oracle if they had a chance and write those questions down.

map-codeinish persuasive argument and poster.

Friday, February 10th-Read and present about Greek gods & oracle

Students will complete a poster walk to learn about the various Greek gods and goddess. Once they complete the poster walk they should write down key facts they leaned about each Greek god. With the remaining time students will play Greek god Charades.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

your three day weekend. Here is a glance at the next two weeks-

Tuesday, January 17-Perform Confucius play and prepare dynasty presentation.

Students will perform a play, “Will the Real Confucius Please Stand Up”. They then  will discuss which cast member was the true Confucius. Next,  they will begin to write up an argument on who they believe was the true Confucius. The accordion paragraph is due Friday during class 1/20. With the remaining time in class students will work with their partner to make sure that their dynasty presentation is ready to go. ChineseXDynastyXProjectXRubric

map-coderite up argument  on who is the real Confucius from the play. Turn in Accordion paragraph by Friday (1/20)  Make sure all parts of dynasty presentation is ready to go for tomorrow.

Tuesday-Friday, January 18-20-Dynasty Presentations

For the next three days, pairs of students will present to the class about the dynasty they researched.  Each presentation should be around 10 minutes and include a paper that will either check their classmates understanding of that dynasty or reinforce the main ideas of that dynasty. The presentation will be in the following order, Mrs. Acker will add to these presentation if needed. Below is the order of presentations.

Happy New Year!!!! Below is a post for the next two weeks. Just a reminder, you may need to start  a new composition book if last semesters book is almost full, also my classroom needs glue sticks. If you have some extras and can bring them I’d greatly appreciate it. Remember tomorrow January 3rd is a two hour late start. Looking forward to a great 2017!

Tuesday, January 3rd-Go over Final Exam & Begin Map of China.

Student will be able to look over the final exam from first semester, they will analyze their written response and discuss other ways they could persuade a reader. Then they will organize their folders and comp books to begin a new unit on China. Finally, students will color and label both physical and political features on a map.

map-codeolor and label map of China

Students will review practices and concepts of the Hindu Religion by completing a mock interview. While role playing, students will ask questions and receive answers from students playing different parts and learn about the Hindu religion. Next students will read a secondary source about how Hinduism began, after reading the paper they will write a short persuasive argument if they agreed with the writer of the article or not, why and why not, Finally, share with the class which spice you will research for the Indian Spice Project.

Homework

Finish writing persuasive argument  that was started in class if you did not finish.

Tuesday & Wednesday November 28th & 29th-History of India

Homework

Study Hindu gods and goddess and review map

Thursday, November 30th-

Students will begin the day examining gods and goddess of Hindu with a short matching quiz. Then, we will continue to finish Stations and discuss famous rulers and events from the different empires. Next, we will discuss the two theories of how Hinduism came to India, and look over our persuasive paragraphs and read a few in class.

Homework-Make sure to finish Spice Paragraph worked on in Mr. Prentices class. Have Spice paragraph ready to turn in with research, rough draft with edits and final copy. Also make sure to bring in a dish to share or a sample of your spice for your classmates to smell or taste. If you bring in food to share please bring in plates and utensils for this dish about 21 students in a class. This is all Due a week from Today, December 7th

Friday, December 1st-Begin Buddhism

Students will discuss Buddhism. First, we will complete a KWL chart then we will start to take Cornell notes from a power-point presentation. Finally, we will begin a classroom play about Buddhism.

Have a great weekend and Happy December,

Mrs. Acker

Students will learn about ancient Indian history by attending different stations around the classroom.

Students will read and take Cornell notes about different empires which exist in India.Starting with the Indus River Valley and the Ancient Harappan civilization. Next,  moving forward to the Aryans. Then, rotating again and taking notes on the Persians. Then, the Mauryan Empire and finally ending with the Gupta Empire. While completing these readings they will also color code a map so they can see where these empires existed in India, as well as fill-in a time-line.

Homework

Review the gods and goddesses worksheet. Look over the credible cite references you learn about in Mrs. Kelly’s class, make sure you have enough information to write your second paragraph.

Homework

Students will continue to work on Egyptian projects- tonight they should fill in the accordion paragraph on one of their two paragraphs. Finish reading and taking notes your hierarchy if you didn’t finish it in class.

Wednesday, October 25th-History of Ancient Egypt Pharaohs and Queens

Students will cut our and paste a time-line of Egyptian Pharaohs and Queen.They then will begin taking notes about “Egyptian Pharaohs”  in form of  a power point. Bonus: on a index card answer the following – What is the curse of King Tut’s tomb? Turn in the answer by this Thursday for candy or a red ticket.

Homework-Review gods and goddesses of Egypt

Homework-Review map of Mesopotamia and pick a Mini-Meso project.

Homework-Work on Mini-Meso-project

Thursday, September 21st-Mesopotamia- Babylon

Students will take notes on Babylon, then discuss our local, and national laws compared to Hammurabi’s code of laws. Bonus: look up a weird law that exist in the United States, write it down and bring into class Today for a piece of bubble gum or a red ticket.

Homework-Continue to work on Mini-Meso-Project, bring in tomorrow a list of 6 facts that you learned about your project and list the site that you gain this knowledge.

Friday, September 22nd-Hammurabi’s code

pe everyone had a wonderful three day weekend. Students last week did extremely well on their first exam on Geography as well as the presentations on ‘Create your own Country’. I’m so proud of their efforts.

Students will then research and compare and contrast Hammurabi’s code of laws to modern day laws practiced in the United States. Students will compare and contrast a primary source and secondary source of Hammurabi’s code of laws. Then discuss what can be lost in translation and time.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

They will also discover that time zones are a relatively new concept. Then discuss why are they important. How do they change trade and relationships between countries?

Homework-Students will finish steps 7 and 8 on ‘Create your own Country’ project. Review over all notes and worksheets that we covered during the geography unit.                                      Bonus: On a post it write the answer of the below question- What is the name and latitude of the southern most city in the United States? Bring this answer in by Thursday for a sweet treat!

Wednesday, August 3oth-Review Unit on Geography

Students will have a Q and A session about the unit exam. Then we will play geography jeopardy to review.                                                                                                                      Homework-Review for unit exam. Make sure your create your own country is ready to be presented on Friday.

Thursday, August 31- Briefly review and then take a short exam on geography.

Homework- Make sure your create your own country is ready to be presented on Friday.

Friday, September 1st- Bring in your create your own country. We will complete a 1-2 minute presentation about each country in class.

Have a great THREE day weekend, make sure to run around chase lizards and be a kid,

Mrs. Acker

Students will be able to rotate through 5 different stations that will work on geography concepts and skill.

Station One labeling and matching the first 25 states with capitals

Station Two labeling and matching the second set of 25 states with capitals

Stations Three  Postcard Mystery- read 8 different postcards, using the clues written in the cards  backside figure out which description should go with the pictures on the front side.

Station Four Hemispheres- label and identify which continents go in which hemisphere.

Stations five Geography match game-  read definitions of different landforms and match the word that best matches that definition.

Homework- please make sure geographic landform definitions are finished

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

After the video students will take a quiz over the Renaissance.

Thursday, May 25th 12:25 dismissal-Invention Convention test run

Students will present their Invention Convention to other 6th grade classes and practice their presentation skills.

map-codeork on cheat sheet for Europe unit exam.

Friday, May 26th- 1:40 dismissal Periods 1,2 and 3

Review for final Exam.

Monday- No school: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th- Periods – 4, 5, lunch, 6 and 7th- Review for Final Exam.

Wednesday, May 31st- Periods 1, 2 lunch, and 3rd final exams- school dismissed at 1:30

Thursday, June 1- Periods 4 &5 11:30 dismissal

Friday, June 2 Invention Convention: Meet in the gym, at 8:00 set up and family and friends are invited to join us starting at 8:15. From 8:15-9:30 students will present in small group settings about their Invention Conventions.  Starting at 9:30 we will have 6th grade Awards. After the awards students may leave with parents. If parent can not attend, pick up on Friday is at 11:30.

This has been a spectacular year and I’m wishing everyone a marvelous Summer,

Mrs. Acker

They will then discuss the Roman election we will have on Monday.

map-codeork on compare/Contrast paragraph. Review notes and plan for election.

Friday, April 7th-The Punic Wars

Discuss the Roman Military and the battles with Carthage.

Watch Video clip “Hannibal”

map-codee prepared for election and speeches on Monday

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Acker

Continue to prepare for the assembly

Xia

Shang

Zhou

Qin

Han

Sui

Tang

Song

Yuan

Ming

Qing

The Chinese Dynasties

map-codeontinue to work on accordion paragraph arguing who is the real Confucius. Review notes over dynasties that you learned today.

Monday, January 23-Wrap up dynasty presentations and review over Religions of China.  Students will wrap up the presentations on Chinese dynasties and fill-in a time-line to help them organize their thought on the dynasties. Then they, will review the three different religions we discussed during this unit. Finally, if time remains play the game “Headbanz” to review famous people of China.

map-codereate a cheat sheet for the China exam.

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 24 & 25-Big Block Day- Review China

Working with their partner, students will use the magazine,”Kids Discover China” to fill-in a worksheet and learn facts about China.  Once the worksheet is complete students will create review questions that could be on the unit exam. We will then play a review game.

map-codeontinue working on the cheat sheet for China.

Thursday, January 26-China Exam

Students will take an exam over China. After the exam students can draw a card about the different parts of the Chinese New Year and prepare  a brief statement to share about the new year with their classmates tomorrow.

Friday, January 27th-Chinese New Year Celebration

Students will learn about the Chinese New Year. They will practice traditions used in ancient China.

Have a great weekend and be ready to be Greek on Monday!

Thanks, Mrs. Acker

Wednesday, January 4th-Speaker on China

Mr. Peppers will share his trip to China. He will discuss places he traveled to in China, customs, and history.

map-codetudy map

Thursday, January 5th-Introduce Dynasties of China

Students will take a pre-quiz to see how much they know about dynasties. Then, they will randomly draw one of ten dynasties on China. Over the next two weeks they will become an expert on this dynasty, create a presentation to teach the  class about the dynasty. They will fill in a research sheet, which will be due on Tuesday, January 17th. They will take the researched information and create a presentation for the class.  This could be in the form of a power-point, a worksheet, or a prezi. Then starting on Wednesday, January 18th students will give presentations. Finally,  the students will need to check to see if their classmates have mastered the information. Will they give them a quiz, a worksheet or some other review source? Use the rest of class time to read ‘Chinese Dynasties’ on Ducksters.com and take Cornell notes.  Then, research your own dynasty and fill-in worksheet provided. chinesexdynastyxproject

map-codeead and take  Cornell notes on ‘Chinese Dynasties’ off the Duckster website.

Friday, January 6th-Review Buddhism & Read creation Story about Pan’Ku

Students will listen to the Chinese creation story of Pan’ Ku. They will illustrate the story on a worksheet. Then, they will review Buddhism and fill in facts they learned from the India unit on Buddhism in a tri-fold.

map-codeinish Illustration on Pan’Ku

Monday, January 9th-Begin Taoism

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