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Social Studies Suzanne Sandowski - Sixth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome 6th graders!
I'm so thrilled to be your Social Studies teacher this year! We will be exploring several of the world's ancient civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Geography will also encompass our studies. I am INCREDIBLY excited to introduce you to our new "techbook" this year, Discovery Education! It is a fantastic addition to our curriculum, and I know you will love all of its features!
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you- let's have a fabulous year together!

Mrs. Sandowski :)


**The Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test or IAR
(formerly known as PARCC)**

ELA testing: April 10, April 11, April 12

Math testing: April 16, April 17, April 18

Field test April 25

If you know your student will be absent during testing, please let his or her teacher know as soon as possible- thank you!



Social Studies Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create enlightened citizens who are able to critically investigate historical events in order to interpret their significance on society and bridge the past, present, and future through informed decision making.


BLOCK SCHEDULE
FOR SS/SCI:
Maroon Days- Periods 1,3,6
Gold Days-Periods 2,4,7
Fridays- Both SS & SCI for 41 minutes

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE DISCOVERY TECH BOOK:
1. Login to office.com
2. Open a new tab
3. Enter office365.discoveryeducation.com
4. LoginExample: 21pbaker@fsd157c.org
5. Password: 500# (the school id number)


**ATTENTION STUDENTS!**
A reminder- when you are absent, it is EXTREMELY important that you check-in with EVERY teacher the day you return! Since we block for SS and SCI, you need to make sure that you check-in with BOTH Mrs. Nemeth and myself to get your make-up work (even if you don't see one of us for class that day)! If you do not, you will be very behind the rest of the class- thank you!

**The library is open every day before school from 7:00-7:40am and after school from 2:15-3:30pm. Any student that needs a quiet place to work can always start in the HCMS library.






 
 

This week in class

Monday
3/18/19

MAROON (Periods 1,3,6)-

We had an intro to Ancient India today- your homework is to finish the back side of the "India video handout" that I gave you today (it's the "Reading a Chronology" side)





Tuesday
3/19/19

GOLD CLASSES (Periods 2,4,7)-

Same description as "Monday" above, but your due date is Thursday










Wednesday
3/20/19

MAROON CLASSES (Periods 1,3,6)-

Worked on the civilization traits of Ancient India- no homework assigned

**Don't forget that the wheelchair basketball game is tonight @ 6PM!!**












Thursday
3/21/19 **THEME THURSDAY- BEST BUDDIES SHIRT OR YELLOW & ORANGE**

GOLD CLASSES (Periods 2,4,7)-

Worked on the civilization traits of Ancient India- no homework assigned














Friday
3/22/19 **END OF 3RD QTR**

**SPRING BREAK STARTS @ 2:10PM**

No "official" homework, but if you find yourself needing something to do over break, why not practice your geography skills?? Remember, our final geography assessment will cover Europe and it will be given mid-May :)

Have a fun, safe, and relaxing Spring Break!!! See you on Monday, April 1st!!
(no joke, we're here on April Fools' Day!) :)



 
 

Important Dates

10/16/2015
ERIN'S LAW

12/4/2018
FSP Dine and Donate- at Chipotle December 4, 2018

12/14/2018
Geography of Africa Assessment

3/8/2019
Education Foundation Dinner Auction- March 8, 2019

 
 

Downloads List

Ancient China- 6 Traits of a Civilization [5/10/2018]
Ancient Egypt Inquiry Rubric [2/14/2018]
Ancient Egypt Inquiry Summative [2/14/2018]
Ancient India Webquest [4/4/2018]
Chapter 1 Sections 2 & 3 Review [12/5/2017]
Classroom Expectations [8/25/2017]
Education Foundation Dinner Auction- March 8, 2019 [11/7/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate- at Chipotle December 4, 2018 [11/7/2018]
GEOGRAPHY SUMMATIVE REVIEW [9/25/2017]
PALEOLITHIC VS. NEOLITHIC TIMES [10/18/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

197 Country Challenge!
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Discovery Education Link
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Free Rice! Identify countries to donate rice to people in need!
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Geography of Asia
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Geography Review Games- Sheppard Software
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Lascaux cave art- Paleolithic era
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Lizardpoint Geography Games Link
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New Africa Link for Geography!
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New Discovery of Ancient Egyptian tombs!
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World Geography Game
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