In this grade, students investigate human history from the beginning until around 1500. They explore major and significant changes in each era through a chronological organization. Students learn about the earliest humans and explore early migration and settlement patterns. In studying the origins of farming and its impact upon emerging human cultures, students analyze evidence from the fields of archaeology and anthropology, and employ a wide range of data sources including artifacts, photographs, and geographic information. Students examine how the emergence of pastoral and agrarian societies set the stage for the development of powerful empires, trade networks, and the diffusion of people, resources, and ideas.

 

 

Mrs. Storey's 6th Grade Social Studies Class

Procedure Syllabus

 
Civics:
This year long course is dedicated to deepening the students understanding of how government works and engaging students to become active participants of the political process. This course will examine the national, state, and local government of the United States. Through a strong emphasis and reading and writing, students will analyze and make decisions involving public policy.
 

Sociology

Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior.  This is going to be a year long course that is going to examine how people relate to one another and influence each other's behavior.  Also, I plan on connecting various social issues with current events, and take a look at various world events that are ever changing our way of life. 

The Units:

Introduction to Social Theory Culture and Social Structure Individuals in Society Inequality in Society

Teaching Tolerance

Social Institutions Population Growth Poverty

World History and Geography Abstract

This is a year long course that introduces students to the study of World History in order to construct a common memory where humankind has been and what accounts for present circumstances. Building upon foundations from middle school, the course begins with a period of expanding hemispheric interactions around 300 C.E. and continues to present day. Within each historical era, students work at three interconnected spatial scales to study world history through several lenses: global, interregional, and regional. Through a global and comparative approach, students examine worldwide events, processes, and interactions among the world's people, cultures, societies, and environment.