WELCOME BACK SIXTH GRADERS!
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
WELCOME BACK… this is going to be a very schort we for all of us in school.
Monday – Review for chapter 1 test
Tuesday – Chapter 1 test
Wednesday – Independence Day Celebration. Early dismissal @ 11:45
This week we will finish section 3 and students will be able to present their fabulous posters.
Students will then continue with section 4 – How Cultures Changes:
• Causes of cultural change
• Tradition and change
• Understanding other cultures
Chapter Test – Tuesday, September 12
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
- Arts and Literature
- 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!
HAVE A LOVELY WEEK!
HELLO 6th GRADERS!
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
HOMEWORK: Section 2 Review, page 13 (due Monday, August 28)
THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Students will continue with the 5 themes of geography
- Interaction between people and the environment
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.
August 8, 2017
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)
· Eastern Europe
· 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:
I strongly recommend you read the blog every Monday (www.discoveryschool.edu.hn >> 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
August 09, 2016
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
||Maps, Geography, Culture, Themes and Cultures of Africa
||Themes and Cultures of Western Europe and Eastern Europe
||Themes and Cultures of Russia and the rest of Asia
||Themes and Cultures of Australia, Oceania, and Middle East
||Intro to USA and Canada
||USA Geography and History
||US Federal Government, Mexico, Central and South America
||Westward Expansion, Cultural Diffusion, Great Depression, Migration and Immigration, US Presidents
||Early Humans, Settlements, Geography of Africa
||Ancient Civilizations up to 1500, Intro to Philosophy, Ethics
||Byzantine Empire, Charlemagne the Great, Middle Ages, Christianization, Colonization and Feudalism
||Fall of Byzantine Empire, Rise of Ottoman Empire, Renaissance, Reformation, Protestantism
||Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, Conquistadors and Slavery, Absolutism
||Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Political Revolutions, Industrial Revolution
||Imperialism, Chinese Revolution, WWI, Russian Revolution, Imperial Independence, Depression, Fascism
||WWII, Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam, Contemporary Issues
Grading Policy for Social Studies
||Tests and Quizzes
||Projects and Essays
||Daily In-Class Work
I look forward to meeting you. Please do not hesitate to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MS/HS Social Studies Teacher
Room – 4
We will continue to learn about the culture and geography of India.
HW: Enjoy your break!
This week we will learn about the geography and culture of India.
Hw: Tri Venn Diagram (China, Japan, and India) Due: Thursday, 10, 2016