Social Studies, Grade 6 / September 18 – 22


 MONDAY – we will go over the test we had last week. You need to take the test home and have your parents sign it to earn the opportunity for a test retake.

                                   TAKE NOTE: No signature – no retake!

 TUESDAY – review activity / 6A MAP exam (Math)

WEDNESDAY – Test retake

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY – Introduction to geographic terms


Grade 6 – Social Studies, August 28 – September 1, 2017


This week we will work on section 3 – The Meaning of Culture

We will be working on our notes and simultaneously, you will be working on your culture project in class.

You will need your creativity, colors, crayons and/or markers.

You will learn about:

  • The 7 elements of culture
    • Social organization
    • Customs and traditions
    • Language
    • Arts and Literature
    • Religion
    • Forms of government
    • Economic systems

We might have a pop quiz during the week. FEAR NOT!!! If you are taking your notes and participating in class, you will have no problem at all!


SOCIAL STUDIES – grade 6 // August 21 – 25, 2017


Monday → Finish working on posters following the rubric given in class

Tuesday → Presentation of posters

Wednesday – Friday → Lesson 2 ⇒ Understanding of the Physical World

Tools of geographers

Types of map projections

Special purpose maps

Maps & culture

Major landforms

Climate zones

HOMEWORK: Section 2 Review, page 13 (due Monday, August 28)

SOCIAL STUDIES, Week of August 14 – 18


Students will continue with the 5 themes of geography

  1. Location
  2. Place
  3. Interaction between people and the environment
  4. Movement
  5. Region

Students will also learn about:

  • Tools of geographers
  • Types of maps
  • Special purpose maps
  • Maps & culture
  • Major land forms

HOMEWORK: whatever is not finished in class, needs to be completed at home. PLEASE, check the homework calendar.



Social Studies, August 9 – 11

August 8, 2017

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2017- 2018 school year. My name is Gloria Palacios and I will be teaching sixth grade Social Studies.  This is my thirteenth year teaching at Discovery. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, a Master’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in Education from the State University of New York, an Expert’s Degree in Family and Educational Counseling from Colegio Villanueva, Madrid, Spain, and I am actually completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional.


During the course of the year, we will focus on:



5 Themes of geography (location, place, human and environment interaction, movement, and region)




·         Africa

·         Eastern Europe

·         Asia

·         Australia and Oceania

·         Middle East



7 Elements of culture (social organization, customs & traditions, language, arts & literature, religion, government, and economic systems)


Students will be assessed through a variety of activities:

  • Projects
  • Classwork
  • Homework
  • Tests

I strongly recommend you read the blog every Monday ( >> Secondary >> Blog Links >> Grade 6).

ENGRADEPRO is also an excellent tool to monitor your child’s grade. Through this platform, you can keep track of grades and missing work. During the course of the first weeks, we will provide the username and password to login to the platform.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, and/or doubts.

Ms. Gloria Palacios


Welcome Back to School! Please allow me to introduce myself.


August 09, 2016

Dear Guardians/Parents:

My name is Regina Hausch and I am the Middle and High School Social Studies teacher. I am very happy to be working at Discovery School and to have the opportunity to work with your child this 2016-17 academic year.  I will be teaching and supporting your child in building their knowledge of geography, cultures and history.

This is my first year at Discovery School.  Prior to Discovery, I was an English as an Additional Language teacher at Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India.  Before that I was an ESL and Spanish teacher at West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa, U.S.A. I hold a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Spanish and a master’s degree in foreign language education with a focus in English and Spanish language instruction. I have had academic and professional experiences in the USA, numerous Spanish-speaking countries, Germany and India. This is my seventh year of teaching.

Below you will find a brief overview of what we will be covering in social studies this academic year and the social studies grading policy.

Quarter by Quarter Plan

Grade 6

Qtr 1 Maps, Geography, Culture, Themes and Cultures of Africa
Qtr 2 Themes and Cultures of Western Europe and Eastern Europe
Qtr 3 Themes and Cultures of Russia and the rest of Asia
Qtr 4 Themes and Cultures of Australia, Oceania, and Middle East

Grade 7

Qtr 1 Intro to USA and Canada
Qtr 2 USA Geography and History
Qtr 3 US Federal Government, Mexico, Central and South America
Qtr 4 Westward Expansion, Cultural Diffusion, Great Depression, Migration and Immigration, US Presidents

Grade 8

Qtr 1 Early Humans, Settlements, Geography of Africa
Qtr 2 Ancient Civilizations up to 1500, Intro to Philosophy, Ethics
Qtr 3 Byzantine Empire, Charlemagne the Great, Middle Ages, Christianization, Colonization and Feudalism
Qtr 4 Fall of Byzantine Empire, Rise of Ottoman Empire, Renaissance, Reformation, Protestantism

Grade 9

Qtr 1 Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, Conquistadors and Slavery, Absolutism
Qtr 2 Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Political Revolutions, Industrial Revolution
Qtr 3 Imperialism, Chinese Revolution, WWI, Russian Revolution, Imperial Independence, Depression, Fascism
Qtr 4 WWII, Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam, Contemporary Issues

Grading Policy for Social Studies

30% Tests and Quizzes
30% Projects and Essays
25% Daily In-Class Work
15% Homework

I look forward to meeting you.  Please do not hesitate to email me at: if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Regina Hausch

MS/HS Social Studies Teacher

Room – 4