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  • Month: September/October – 6 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Introduction to Western Hemisphere Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G1.1.1 Describe how How do geographers use For each major area of study, keep absolute • World Cultures and Geography – geographers use mapping to mapping to represent a scrapbook of related newspaper location Western Hemisphere and Europe, represent places and natural and places and human and magazine articles (geography bay McDougall Littell 2005 human phenomena in the world. phenomena in the world? related issues; culture; and/or butte • Latin America and Canada, history). In a reader’s response canyon MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 6 – G1.1.2 Draw a sketch map Where are the major relate the article to the history, cape • Dill, Bonnie. Teaching the Five from memory of the Western regions of the western geography or culture of the area or cartographer Themes of Geography. Frank Hemisphere showing the major hemisphere in relation to region. cataract Schaffer Publications, 1994 regions (Canada, United States, the United States? citizen • Aten, Jerry. Understanding Our Mexico, Central America, South Participate in class discussion cliff World through Geography. Good America, and Caribbean). How do the five themes based upon issues related to color Apple Publications, 1991 of geography relate to the current events topics included in compass rose • Fischer, Max W. Geography 6 – C4.3.2 Explain the challenges international issues in the the weekly “News Game” (or continent Simulations. Teacher Created to governments and the western hemisphere? similar current events culture Materials, 1999 cooperation needed to address quiz/activity). culture region • Chexney & Capone. The Map international issues in the Western culture trait Corner. Good Year Book, 1983 Hemisphere (e.g., migration and Locate famous man-made and desert • Five Themes of Geography poster. human rights). natural wonders of the Western economics Poster Education Company. Hemisphere. Discuss ideas of what equator 1-800-858-0969 life may be like near these famous flood plain • Classroom Atlas places. What jobs may be geography • Fischer, Max W. Geography available, what housing might glacier Simulations. Teacher Created consist of, transportation, government Materials, 1999 communication, etc. graph • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. history Cooperative Learning Activities for Describe through words and interdependence Social Studies. Teacher Created pictures the major ecosystems of island Materials, Inc., 1995. Canada and Latin America. labels • www.okemosschools.net/education/ latitude • Teaching the Five Themes Create a map of ecozones of legend Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, Canada and Latin America. Assign lines of latitude Grand Rapids, MI 49544 students to research and write a lines of • Almanacs report on an ecozone to present the longitude • Geographical Dictionary information orally to the class longitude using visual aids, PowerPoint, map • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. overheads, etc. map projection Mark Twain Media/Carson -
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold mesa Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. Contrast: common good and migrate • Internet individual rights, equality and mountain • Videos individual rights of truth, justice, mouth • Teacher lectures diversity, and reconciliation North Pole • Large and small group discussions oasis • Classzone.com Compare core democratic values physical maps • Presentations by local business with values of other forms of plateau people/experts government. political maps • Classroom maps prairie • Overhead transparencies Use map puzzles, student made prime meridian • Globes, charts, graphs and commercially produced. relative location • Classroom posters river scale scarcity sea level South Pole steppe strait swamp symbols thematic maps time line title Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn valley volcano
  • Month: October/November – 2 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Introduction to United States and Canada Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – W1.1.1 Describe the early How has the early Throughout major units, on tag climate • World Cultures and Geography – migrations of people among migrations of nomadic board or newsprint, after class desert Western Hemisphere and Europe, Earth’s continents (including the people progressed into discussion, compile a list of major economy McDougall Littell 2005 Berringa Land Bridge). modern agricultural events. Through discussion or erosion • Latin America and Canada, settlements? simulation hypothesize possible forest MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 6 – W1.1.2 Examine the lives of different outcomes and how that glacier • Classroom subscriptions to hunting and gathering people Can you describe the would have affected history. grassland newspaper and/or student weekly during the earliest eras of human physical geography of the landforms news magazine (Junior Scholastic, society (tools and weapons, United States and Canada Simulate a bartering economy in polar/tundra Time for Kids). language, fire). through the 5 themes? the classroom. precipitation • Classroom Atlas rain forest • Newspaper articles and student 6 – W1.2.1 Describe the transition Use graphic organizer to compare/ river system news magazine from hunter gatherers to sedentary contrast hunter gatherer societies. Sacagawea • Fischer, Max W. Geography agriculture (domestication of vegetation Simulations. Teacher Created plants and animals). weather Materials, 1999 • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 6 – W1.2.2 Describe the Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 importance of the natural 1-800-683-0812 environment in the development • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. of agricultural settlements in Cooperative Learning Activities for different locations (e.g., available Social Studies. Teacher Created water for irrigation, adequate Materials, Inc., 1995. precipitation, and suitable • www.nationalgeographic.com growing season). • Teaching the Five Themes Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, 6 – W1.2.3 Explain the impact of Grand Rapids, MI 49544 the Agricultural Revolution • Almanacs (stable food supply, surplus, • Atlases population growth, trade, division • Geographical Dictionary of labor, development of • Newspapers, news magazines settlements). • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. Mark Twain Media/Carson - 6 – W2.1.1 Explain how the Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. environment favored hunter gatherer, pastoral and small scale • Presentations by local business agricultural ways of life in people/experts
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold different parts of the Western • Classroom maps Hemisphere. • Overhead transparencies • Globes, charts, graphs 6 – W2.1.2 Describe how the • Classroom posters invention of agriculture led to the • Library emergence of agrarian • Internet civilizations (seasonal harvests, • Videos specialized crops, cultivation, and • Teacher lectures development of villages and • Large and small group discussions towns). • www.Classzone.com 6 – W2.1.3 Use multiple sources of evidence to describe how the culture of early peoples of North America reflected the geography and natural resources available (e.g., Inuit of the Arctic, Kwakiutl of the Northwest Coast; Anasazi and Apache of the Southwest). 6 – W2.1.4 Use evidence to identify defining characteristics of early civilizations and early pastoral nomads (government, language, religion, social structure, technology, and division of labor).
  • Month: November/December – 5 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: United States Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the environmental What values and beliefs Examine urbanization and Anasazi • TV News Game (weekly current effects of human action on the have influenced the immigration in Canada and Bill of Rights events) from Cass Street Publishers atmosphere (air), biosphere (people, history, government, Latin America, and impact on citizenship 21300 Sierra Blvd. Brookfield, WI animals, and plants), lithosphere (soil), economics, and culture of the US. competition 53045 and hydrosphere (water) (e.g., changes the United States? constitutional • World Cultures and Geography – in the tropical forest environments in Create a chart with topics and amendment Western Hemisphere and Europe, Brazil, Peru, and Costa Rica). How are technological countries or regions to consumer McDougall Littell 2005 advances reflective of compare. Include information democracy • Latin America and Canada, 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations in United States for the US in the chart. equal MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 technology affect human interdependence? opportunity • Classroom subscriptions to modifications of the landscape (e.g., Create a time line of events factors of newspaper and/or student weekly clearing forests for agricultural land in contrasting US, Canada, and production news magazine (Junior Scholastic, South America, fishing in the Grand Latin America. federal Time for Kids). Banks of the Atlantic, expansion of government • Classroom Atlas cities in South America, hydroelectric Create a chart which free enterprise • Newspaper articles and student developments in Canada, Brazil and compares and contrasts the GDP news magazine Chile, and mining the Kentucky and governments of the US and globalization • Fischer, Max W. Geography West Virginia). totalitarian, parliamentarian, immigrant Simulations. Teacher Created socialist systems. limited Materials, 1999 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in which government • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 human-induced changes in the Create a time line to show market economy Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 physical environment in one place can changes in leadership of a patriotism 1-800-683-0812 cause changes in other places (e.g., country. political process • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. cutting forests in one region may profit Cooperative Learning Activities for result in river basin flooding republic Social Studies. Teacher Created elsewhere; building a dam floods land technology Materials, Inc., 1995. upstream and may permit irrigation in unlimited • www.nationalgeographic.com another region). government • Teaching the Five Themes US constitution Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, 6 – C1.1.1 Analyze competing ideas value Grand Rapids, MI 49544 about the purposes government should • Almanacs serve in a democracy and in a • Atlases dictatorship (e.g., protecting individual • Geographical Dictionary rights, promoting the common good, • Newspapers, news magazines providing economic security, molding • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. the character of citizens, or promoting Mark Twain Media/Carson -
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold a particular religion). Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. • Understanding Economics Learning 6 – C3.6.2 Compare and contrast a Resource Kit, Cambridge military dictatorship such as Cuba, a Education. presidential system of representative • Intro to Economics (video) 330 INT democracy such as the United States, • Golomb, Kristen Girard. Economics and a parliamentary system of and You. Mark Twain Media, 1996 representative democracy such as • Flowers. Economics and Children's Canada. Literature. SPEC, 1993 • A Framework for Teaching Basic 6 – C4.3.3 Give examples of how Economic Concepts. NCEE countries work together for mutual • Economic Terms Cards, OPS benefits through international • Presentations by local business organizations (e.g. North American people/experts Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), • Classroom maps Organization of American States • Overhead transparencies (OAS), United Nations (UN)). • Globes, charts, graphs • Classroom posters 6 – E1.1.1 Explain how incentives • Library vary in different economic systems • Internet (e.g. acquiring money, profit, goods, • Guest speakers wanting to avoid loss in position in • Videos society, job placement). • Teacher lectures • Large and small group discussions 6 – E3.1.1 Use charts and graphs to • www.Classzone.com compare imports and exports of different countries in the Western Hemisphere and propose generalizations about patterns of economic interdependence. 6 – E3.1.2 Diagram or map the movement of a consumer product from where it is manufactured to where it is sold to demonstrate the flow of materials, labor, and capital (e.g., global supply chain for computers, athletic shoes, and clothing).
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – E3.1.3 Explain how communications innovations have affected economic interactions and where and how people work (e.g., internet-based home offices, international work teams, and international companies). 6 – E3.3.1 Explain and compare how economic systems (traditional, command, and market) answer four basic questions: What should be produced? How will it be produced? How will it be distributed? Who will receive the benefits of production? (e.g., compare United States and Cuba, or Venezuela and Jamaica.)
  • Month: January/February – 5 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Canada Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G4.3.1 Identify places in the How have the people, Create and complete political, bilingual • Henson, Ted. Discovering Canada Western Hemisphere that have been government, and economy physical, topographic, and constitutional (Using the Five Themes of modified to be suitable for settlement of present-day Canada various thematic maps of monarchy Geography) Frank Schaffer by describing the modifications that been influenced by its major areas studied: Latin export Publications, 1996 were necessary (e.g., Vancouver in geography and history? America and Canada. first nation • Lueckenhoff, Mark. Neighbors of Canada; irrigated agriculture; or francophone USA. Mark Twain Media/Carson- clearing of forests for farmland). Locate the settings of young import Dellosa Publishing, Co. Inc., 1993 adult fiction books. Give industry • World Cultures and Geography – 6 – G4.3.2 Describe patterns of absolute and relative location multiculturalism Western Hemisphere and Europe, settlement by using historical and of each. Describe and national identity McDougall Littell 2005 modern maps (e.g., coastal and river compare language, religion, parliament • Latin America and Canada, cities and towns in the past and belief systems, gender roles, Pierre Trudeau MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 present, locations of mega-cities – and traditions of each culture prime minister • Classroom subscriptions to modern cities over 5 million, such as depicted in novel. refugee newspaper and/or student weekly Mexico City, and patterns of separatist news magazine (Junior Scholastic, agricultural settlements in South and Interact with activities on the transportation Time for Kids). North America). Internet. barrier • Classroom Atlas transportation • Newspaper articles and student 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the Examine urbanization and corridor news magazine environmental effects of human action immigration in Canada and • Fischer, Max W. Geography on the atmosphere (air), biosphere Latin America, and impact on Simulations. Teacher Created (people, animals, and plants), the US. Materials, 1999 lithosphere (soil), and hydrosphere • www.nationalgeographic.com (water) (e.g., changes in the tropical Create a timeline of events • Teaching the Five Themes forest environments in Brazil, Peru, contrasting US, Canada, and Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, and Costa Rica). Latin America. Grand Rapids, MI 49544 • Geographical Dictionary 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations in Create a chart that compares • Newspapers, news magazines technology affect human and contrasts the • Presentations by local business modifications of the landscape (e.g., governments of the US and people/experts clearing forests for agricultural land in totalitarian, parliamentarian, • Classroom maps South America, fishing in the Grand socialist systems. • Overhead transparencies Banks of the Atlantic, expansion of • Globes, charts, graphs cities in South America, hydroelectric • Classroom posters developments in Canada, Brazil and • Library Chile, and mining the Kentucky and • Internet
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold West Virginia). • Guest speakers • Videos 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in which • Teacher lectures human-induced changes in the • Large and small group discussions physical environment in one place can cause changes in other places (e.g., cutting forests in one region may result in river basin flooding elsewhere; building a dam floods land upstream and may permit irrigation in another region). 6 – C3.6.2 Compare and contrast a military dictatorship such as Cuba, a presidential system of representative democracy such as the United States, and a parliamentary system of representative democracy such as Canada.
  • Month: February – 2 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Introduction to Latin America Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – H1.1.2 Compare and contrast Can you describe the Compose a descriptive essay Atahualpa • World Cultures and Geography – several different calendar systems physical geography of on an area of Canada or Latin Chinampa Western Hemisphere and Europe, used in the past and present and their Latin America through the America. Use the 5 themes as Columbian McDougall Littell 2005 cultural significance (e.g., Olmec and 5 themes? an organizer. exchange • Latin America and Canada, Mayan calendar systems, Aztec deforestation MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 Calendar Stone, Sun Dial, Gregorian How have early Latin Research projects using print El Nino • Classroom subscriptions to calendar – B.C./A.D.; contemporary American cultures served and nonprint resources. Francisco newspaper and/or student weekly secular – B.C.E./C.E. Note: in 7th as models for how Presentation of data in maps, Pizarro news magazine (Junior Scholastic, grade Eastern Hemisphere the successful civilizations graphs, charts, tables. Hernan Cortes Time for Kids). Chinese, Hebrew, and Islamic/Hijri develop? - Design a country and hieroglyph • Classroom Atlas calendars are included). culture. Macchu Picchu • Newspaper articles and student - Design a world activity. Montezuma II news magazine 6 – W1.1.1 Describe the early - Created culture should be tributary • Fischer, Max W. Geography migrations of people among Earth’s a modern culture. tropical zone Simulations. Teacher Created continents (including the Berringa Materials, 1999 Land Bridge). All tests should routinely • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 include constructed and Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 6 – W1.1.2 Examine the lives of extended response questions. 1-800-683-0812 hunting and gathering people during • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. the earliest eras of human society At least once during the year, Cooperative Learning Activities for (tools and weapons, language, fire). each student should produce Social Studies. Teacher Created a major essay or research Materials, Inc., 1995. 6 – W1.2.1 Describe the transition paper related to a particular • www.nationalgeographic.com from hunter gatherers to sedentary region of study. • Teaching the Five Themes agriculture (domestication of plants Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, and animals). Extended response practice. Grand Rapids, MI 49544 • Almanacs 6 – W1.2.2 Describe the importance • Atlases of the natural environment in the • Geographical Dictionary development of agricultural • Newspapers, news magazines settlements in different locations (e.g., • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. available water for irrigation, Mark Twain Media/Carson - adequate precipitation, and suitable Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. growing season). • Presentations by local business 6 – W1.2.3 Explain the impact of the people/experts
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold Agricultural Revolution (stable food • Classroom maps supply, surplus, population growth, • Overhead transparencies trade, division of labor, development • Globes, charts, graphs of settlements). • Classroom posters • Library 6 – W2.1.1 Explain how the • Internet environment favored hunter gatherer, • Guest speakers pastoral, and small scale agricultural • Videos ways of life in different parts of the • Teacher lectures Western Hemisphere. • Large and small group discussions • www.Classzone.com 6 – W2.1.2 Describe how the invention of agriculture led to the emergence of agrarian civilizations (seasonal harvests, specialized crops, cultivation, and development of villages and towns). 6 – W2.1.3 Use multiple sources of evidence to describe how the culture of early peoples of North America reflected the geography and natural resources available (e.g., Inuit of the Arctic, Kwakiutl of the Northwest Coast; Anasazi and Apache of the Southwest). 6 – W2.1.4 Use evidence to identify defining characteristics of early civilizations and early pastoral nomads (government, language, religion, social structure, technology, and division of labor). 6 – W3.1.1 Analyze the role of environment in the development of early empires, referencing both useful environmental features and those that presented obstacles.
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – W3.1.2 Explain the role of economics in shaping the development of early civilizations (trade routes and their significance – Inca Road, supply and demand for products). 6 – W3.1.3 Describe similarities and difference among Mayan, Aztec, and Incan societies, including economy, religion, and role and class structure. 6 – W3.1.4 Describe the regional struggles and changes in governmental systems among the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Empires. 6 – W3.1.5 Construct a timeline of main events on the origin and development of early and classic ancient civilizations of the Western Hemisphere (Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and Incan). 6 – G6.1.2 Investigations Designed for Ancient World History Eras – Conduct research on global topics and issues, compose persuasive essays, and develop a plan for action. (H1.4.3, G1.2.6, See P3 and P4)
  • Month: March – 4 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Mexico Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the How have historical Create and complete political, Criollo • World Cultures and Geography – environmental effects of human action events influenced the physical, topographic, and Day of the Dead Western Hemisphere and Europe, on the atmosphere (air), biosphere development of Mexico’s various thematic maps of distribution McDougall Littell 2005 (people, animals, and plants), government, economy, major areas studied. Ejido • Latin America and Canada, lithosphere (soil), and hydrosphere and culture? Encomienda MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 (water) (e.g., changes in the tropical Construct simple geographic fiesta • Classroom subscriptions to forest environments in Brazil, Peru, information system (GIS-a Gadsden newspaper and/or student weekly and Costa Rica). system for evaluating Purchase news magazine (Junior Scholastic, geographic locations) for Hacienda Time for Kids). 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations in implementing a Mexican, Hidalgo • Classroom Atlas technology affect human Central American, Caribbean, Institutional • Newspaper articles and student modifications of the landscape (e.g., or South American Revolutionary news magazine clearing forests for agricultural land in development program. Party • Fischer, Max W. Geography South America, fishing in the Grand Maquiladora Simulations. Teacher Created Banks of the Atlantic, expansion of Use facts in almanac and Mestizo Materials, 1999 cities in South America, hydroelectric mapping skills to create a map nationalize • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 developments in Canada, Brazil and of the region. PEMEX Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 Chile, and mining the Kentucky and peninsular 1-800-683-0812 West Virginia). Interact with activities on privatization • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. Internet. rural Cooperative Learning Activities for 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in which tourism Social Studies. Teacher Created human-induced changes in the Write a legend or myth about Treaty of Materials, Inc., 1995. physical environment in one place can a culture and why some aspect Guadalupe • www.nationalgeographic.com cause changes in other places (e.g., developed. urban • Teaching the Five Themes cutting forests in one region may Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, result in river basin flooding Grand Rapids, MI 49544 elsewhere; building a dam floods land • Almanacs upstream and may permit irrigation in • Atlases another region). • Geographical Dictionary • Newspapers, news magazines 6– G5.2.1 Describe the effects that a • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. change in the physical environment Mark Twain Media/Carson - could have on human activities and Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. the choices people would have to make in adjusting to the change (e.g., • Presentations by local business drought in northern Mexico, people/experts
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold disappearance of forest vegetation in • Classroom maps the Amazon, natural hazards and • Overhead transparencies disasters from volcanic eruptions in • Globes, charts, graphs Central America and the Caribbean • Classroom posters and earthquakes in Mexico City and • Library Colombia). • Internet • Guest speakers • Videos • Teacher lectures • Large and small group discussions • www.Classzone.com
  • Month: March/April – 4 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Central America Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G4.3.1 Identify places in the How have historical events Write a legend or myth about a departamento • World Cultures and Geography – Western Hemisphere that have been effected the political, culture and why some aspect dependency Western Hemisphere and Europe, modified to be suitable for settlement economic, and cultural developed. diversity McDougall Littell 2005 by describing the modifications that development of Central Ladino • Latin America and Canada, were necessary (e.g., Vancouver in America? Use written text, graphs, single-product MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 Canada; irrigated agriculture; or charts, and thematic maps to economy • Classroom subscriptions to clearing of forests for farmland). write a paper on how and why newspaper and/or student weekly people live and work in Latin news magazine (Junior Scholastic, 6 – G4.3.2 Describe patterns of America. Time for Kids). settlement by using historical and • Classroom Atlas modern maps (e.g., coastal and river Use facts in almanac and • Newspaper articles and student cities and towns in the past and mapping skills to create a map news magazine present, locations of mega-cities – of a region of Canada or Latin • Fischer, Max W. Geography modern cities over 5 million, such as America. Simulations. Teacher Created Mexico City, and patterns of Materials, 1999 agricultural settlements in South and Create a time line of events • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 North America). contrasting US, Canada, and Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 Latin America. 1-800-683-0812 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. environmental effects of human Cooperative Learning Activities for action on the atmosphere (air), Social Studies. Teacher Created biosphere (people, animals, and Materials, Inc., 1995. plants), lithosphere (soil), and • www.nationalgeographic.com hydrosphere (water) (e.g., changes in • Teaching the Five Themes the tropical forest environments in Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, Brazil, Peru, and Costa Rica). Grand Rapids, MI 49544 • Almanacs 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations • Atlases in technology affect human • Geographical Dictionary modifications of the landscape (e.g., • Newspapers, news magazines clearing forests for agricultural land • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. in South America, fishing in the Mark Twain Media/Carson - Grand Banks of the Atlantic, Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. expansion of cities in South America, hydroelectric developments • Presentations by local business in Canada, Brazil and Chile, and people/experts
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold mining the Kentucky and West • Classroom maps Virginia). • Overhead transparencies • Globes, charts, graphs 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in • Classroom posters which human-induced changes in the • Library physical environment in one place • Internet can cause changes in other places • Guest speakers (e.g., cutting forests in one region • Videos may result in river basin flooding • Teacher lectures elsewhere; building a dam floods • Large and small group discussions land upstream and may permit • www.Classzone.com irrigation in another region). 6– G5.2.1 Describe the effects that a change in the physical environment could have on human activities and the choices people would have to make in adjusting to the change (e.g., drought in northern Mexico, disappearance of forest vegetation in the Amazon, natural hazards and disasters from volcanic eruptions in Central America and the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico City and Colombia). 6 – C4.3.1 Explain the geopolitical relationships between countries (e.g., petroleum and arms purchases in Venezuela and Ecuador; foreign aid for health care in Nicaragua). 6 – C4.3.3 Give examples of how countries work together for mutual benefits through international organizations (e.g. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Organization of American States (OAS), and United Nations (UN)).
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold
  • Month: April/May – 4 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: Caribbean Islands/West Indies Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the How have historical events Identify major languages and communism • World Cultures and Geography – environmental effects of human affected the political, religions of the world. Locate dictator Western Hemisphere and Europe, action on the atmosphere (air), economic, and cultural these regions on maps to malnutrition McDougall Littell 2005 biosphere (people, animals, and development of the observe distribution and form Mulatto • Latin America and Canada, plants), lithosphere (soil), and Caribbean Islands? hypothesis sugar cane MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 hydrosphere (water) (e.g., changes in West Indies • Classroom subscriptions to the tropical forest environments in Create country profile of a newspaper and/or student weekly Brazil, Peru, and Costa Rica). specific country or province, news magazine (Junior Scholastic, present table and display for Time for Kids). 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations comparison purposes. • Classroom Atlas in technology affect human • Newspaper articles and student modifications of the landscape (e.g., Use written text, graphs, charts news magazine clearing forests for agricultural land and thematic maps to write a • Fischer, Max W. Geography in South America, fishing in the paper on how and why people Simulations. Teacher Created Grand Banks of the Atlantic, live and work in Latin Materials, 1999 expansion of cities in South America. • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 America, hydroelectric developments Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 in Canada, Brazil and Chile, and Create a chart which compares 1-800-683-0812 mining the Kentucky and West and contrasts the governments • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. Virginia). of the US and totalitarian, Cooperative Learning Activities for parliamentarian, socialist Social Studies. Teacher Created 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in systems. Materials, Inc., 1995. which human-induced changes in the • www.nationalgeographic.com physical environment in one place Create a time line to show • Teaching the Five Themes can cause changes in other places changes in leadership of a Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, (e.g., cutting forests in one region country. Grand Rapids, MI 49544 may result in river basin flooding • Almanacs elsewhere; building a dam floods Create a simulation that • Atlases land upstream and may permit demonstrates the over throw of • Geographical Dictionary irrigation in another region). governments. • Newspapers, news magazines • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. 6– G5.2.1 Describe the effects that a Mark Twain Media/Carson - change in the physical environment Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. could have on human activities and the choices people would have to • Presentations by local business make in adjusting to the change (e.g., people/experts
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold drought in northern Mexico, • Classroom maps disappearance of forest vegetation in • Overhead transparencies the Amazon, natural hazards and • Globes, charts, graphs disasters from volcanic eruptions in • Classroom posters Central America and the Caribbean • Library and earthquakes in Mexico City and • Internet Colombia). • Guest speakers • Videos 6 – C1.1.1 Analyze competing ideas • Teacher lectures about the purposes government • Large and small group discussions should serve in a democracy and in a • www.Classzone.com dictatorship (e.g., protecting individual rights, promoting the common good, providing economic security, molding the character of citizens, or promoting a particular religion). 6 – C3.6.1 Define the characteristics of a nation-state (a specific territory, clearly defined boundaries, citizens, and jurisdiction over people who reside there, laws, and government), and how Western Hemisphere nations interact. 6 – C3.6.2 Compare and contrast a military dictatorship such as Cuba, a presidential system of representative democracy such as the United States, and a parliamentary system of representative democracy such as Canada. 6 – E2.3.1 Describe the impact of governmental policy (sanctions, tariffs, treaties) on that country and on other countries that use its resources.
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – E3.3.1 Explain and compare how economic systems (traditional, command, and market) answer four basic questions: What should be produced? How will it be produced? How will it be distributed? Who will receive the benefits of production? (e.g., compare United States and Cuba, or Venezuela and Jamaica.)
  • Month: May/June – 4 Weeks Western Hemisphere – Sixth Grade Unit: South America Social Studies Pacing Guide Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold 6 – G5.1.1 Describe the How has the history and Create country profile of a carnival • World Cultures and Geography – environmental effects of human geography of South specific country or province, economic Western Hemisphere and Europe, action on the atmosphere (air), America affected its present table and display for indicator McDougall Littell 2005 biosphere (people, animals, and present-day governments, comparison purposes. free-trade zone • Latin America and Canada, plants), lithosphere (soil), and economies, and cultures? guerilla warfare MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, 1992 hydrosphere (water) (e.g., changes in Create country envelopes inflation • Classroom subscriptions to the tropical forest environments in which contain clues to oasis newspaper and/or student weekly Brazil, Peru, and Costa Rica). different countries on a Organization of news magazine (Junior Scholastic, specific continent. American Time for Kids). 6 – G5.1.2 Describe how variations States • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan in technology affect human Construct simple geographic Pan-America Clark, Viking Press modifications of the landscape (e.g., information system (GIS-a Quechua • Classroom Atlas clearing forests for agricultural land system for evaluating urbanization • Newspaper articles and student in South America, fishing in the geographic locations) for news magazine Grand Banks of the Atlantic, implementing a Mexican, • Fischer, Max W. Geography expansion of cities in South Central American, Caribbean, Simulations. Teacher Created America, hydroelectric developments or South American Materials, 1999 in Canada, Brazil and Chile, and development program. • NCSS Publications P.O. Box 2067 mining the Kentucky and West Waldorf, MD 20604-2067 #940097 Virginia). 1-800-683-0812 • Jasmine, Grace. Nader, Lillian. 6 – G5.1.3 Identify the ways in Cooperative Learning Activities for which human-induced changes in the Social Studies. Teacher Created physical environment in one place Materials, Inc., 1995. can cause changes in other places • www.nationalgeographic.com (e.g., cutting forests in one region • Teaching the Five Themes may result in river basin flooding Instructional Fair. T.S. Denison, elsewhere; building a dam floods Grand Rapids, MI 49544 land upstream and may permit • Almanacs irrigation in another region). • Atlases • Geographical Dictionary 6– G5.2.1 Describe the effects that a • Newspapers, news magazines change in the physical environment • Presentations by local business could have on human activities and people/experts the choices people would have to • Classroom maps make in adjusting to the change (e.g., • Overhead transparencies
  • Code & Content Expectations Essential Assessment Vocabulary Resources (Disciplinary Knowledge) Questions/Scaffold drought in northern Mexico, • Globes, charts, graphs disappearance of forest vegetation in • Classroom posters the Amazon, natural hazards and • Social Studies Skills Made Easy. disasters from volcanic eruptions in Mark Twain Media/Carson - Central America and the Caribbean Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. and earthquakes in Mexico City and • Library Colombia). • Internet • Guest speakers 6 – C4.3.1 Explain the geopolitical • Videos relationships between countries (e.g., • Teacher lectures petroleum and arms purchases in • Large and small group discussions Venezuela and Ecuador; foreign aid • www.Classzone.com for health care in Nicaragua).