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Social Studies ~ Drama Club Coach~GEO Bee Coordinator Pam Swierczewski - 6th Grade  (Send e-mail)

SPRING BREAK ABSENCES: There was a formative test on India Friday, March 22. The end of the quarter is the Monday we return. IF your child did not make arrangements to take the quiz prior to starting an early vacation, please bring them early Monday morning, APril 1st so they can make up the quiz prior to entering report card grades. THank you. For your convenience, the CH. 6 India is available in the "DOwnloads" section of my page. Thank you!

SPRING TESTING:

IRA test (formerly known as PARCC)

TESTING SCHEDULE 2019

ELA testing April 10, April 11, April 12

Math testing April 16, April 17, April 18

Field test April 25






WELCOME TO ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS in 6th Grade!

pswier@fsd157c.org

We will be studying the world's ancient civilizations including Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Greece & Rome. We are using the new Discovery Ed Tech Book.

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE TECH BOOK: log in to
3. office365.discoveryeducation.com
4. LoginExample: 21pbaker@fsd157c.org
5. Password: 500# (the school id number)


ALL HOMEWORK is listed on the back board for the entire week. IF your child is absent for one day, I will connect with them when they return the following day. They can see me before school, lunch, or after school.

BLOCK SCHEDULE w/Science
MAROON DAY-if your child's schedule shows social studies 1st, 3rd, or 6th period, they have social studies on Mondays/Wednesday(Maroon Day)
if the schedule shows social studies as 2nd 4th, or 7th period, they have social studies on Tuesday/Thursday (Gold Day)

Parents: Please use power school to periodically check your child's grade, and note any missing assignments.

Your child is also provided time in class each day to copy the homework from the back board. Periodically check to make sure your child is using his or her assignment notebook during the course of the school day.

Thank you


 
 

This week in class

Monday
Maroon March 18
IN CLASS: India Learning Centers/Stations covering map skills, inferring, drawing conclusions, close reading, timeline interpretation, chart reading, organizing notes.
HOMEWORK: Only 4-5 centers were covered so complete any unfinished work from DAY 1

Tuesday
GOLD- March 19
SAME as Monday

Wednesday
MAROON - March 20 , 2019
Students will finish the Learning Centers in class.
QUIZ on FRIDAY: Use from my "Downloads" section Ch. 6 India textbook. It is the same as the in class textbook. This will be a formative. Review the Vocab from section 1,2,3. There will be 5 from each section and then 5 multiple choice from each section and then 5 application of skills where text, graphs, etc. are provided.

HOMEWORK: Finish the rest of the center pages

Thursday
GOLD DAY: March 21, 2019
Same as Yesterday

QUIZ on FRIDAY: Use from my "Downloads" section Ch. 6 India textbook. It is the same as the in class textbook. This will be a formative. Review the Vocab from section 1,2,3. There will be 5 from each section and then 5 multiple choice from each section and then 5 application of skills where text, graphs, etc. are provided.




Friday
MARCH 22, 2019
IN CLASS: STudents will take a formative QUIZ on India.
SPRING BREAK HOMEWORK: NONE! Enjoy your time with family :) IF you started vacation early and missed the quiz, please read the notes on the top of this page. THanks.

AFTER BREAK - TESTING INFO:
PARENTS: If your child will be absent during the testing dates listed below, please contact the main office or shoot me an e-mail so we can plan accordingly. Thank you.
TESTING DATES BEGIN: 4/10

IRA test (formerly known as PARCC)

ELA testing April 10, April 11, April 12

Math testing April 16, April 17, April 18

Field test April 25

CHECK OUT THE RESEARCH SIMULATION in cool links!!



 
 

Downloads List

Ancient India Web Quest [2/22/2018]
Ch. 6 India Text Book [2/2/2018]
China Power Point - Chapter 7 [4/3/2018]
Claim Evidence Reason Student Sample [11/19/2018]
DINE & DONATE from F.S.P. [11/7/2018]
EGYTPIAN BROCHURE RUbric [1/26/2018]
Greece Ch. 4 power point [5/10/2017]
Greece Ch. 5 [4/30/2018]
India Power Point 1 [3/2/2018]
India Power Point 2 Text Book [3/2/2018]
Political Map for India Quiz practice [3/12/2018]
Research Collecting Notes [3/17/2017]
The Great Wall CER Organizer [5/3/2017]
Using Inquiry Skills Source Links [3/16/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

197 countries Map Knowledge Competition 15 min
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197 Country Challenge
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BBC TRAVEL the WORLD
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China Ch. 7 in Text - Journey Across Time
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CNN Ten Minute News for Kids with Carl Azus
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Countries of Africa Song
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Discovery Education TECH-BOOK
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Economic History of India
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From Out of the Cave-Jr. Scholastic Article
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GEOGRAPHY BEE CONTESTANT PRACTICE
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Geography Games
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Geography: LANDFORM - Review
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GEOGRAPY BEE PRACTICE PAGE
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GREECE CH. 4
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GREECE CH. 5
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Hieroglyphics Decoder
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History Made Every day - link to Lascaux
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History.com - ANCIENT EGYPT-after commercial 20 min
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Horrible History Cartoon - The Egyptians 24min
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How to Cite Resources for Social Studies
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How to Evaluate a source as reliable - or not?
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Human Odyssey Interactive Map(200,000 years ago to present time)
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INDIA: Everything from the British Museum
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Journals Through History: Ancient Egypt 17min.
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Kids Animated Ancient Egypt - Ch. 2 Section 1 - 21 min.
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Lascaux Cave France Virtual Tour
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Lascaux in case other doesn't work
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Lizard Point Geography Matching
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MAP Man GAME of Geography Knowledge
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May 2018 - NEARPOD - ROME
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Most Important City of Mesopotamia - UR
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Mr. Nicky -Egyptian Mthology - Despacito
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Mr. Nicky Mesopotamia Rap
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Mr. Nicky's Egypt Rap
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Mr. Nicky's King Tut
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PBS NOVA: Iceman Reborn
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Pick a Continent and name the countries in it!!
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Quizlet Africa Colored Countries
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RESEARCH Simulation Practice for PARCC
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Ten Cool Things About India
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The Mystery of Egyptian Desert Glass-Video
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The Untouchables of India
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TYPING correctly by practing with games
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