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1 Welcome to Social Studies Mrs. McDonald Grade 6 Room 613

2 Critical Thinking in Social Studies Ancient Civilizations Focus: Understand what makes up a civilization Acquire knowledge of ancient civilizations and analyze the effects of geography on how they lived. Knowledge of terms essential as a foundation Comprehension through outlines, note taking, summing up Critical Thinking Questions: Overall identifying patterns in ancient history Analysis of cause and effect, decisions, leadership Evaluation of Problems and Solutions, compare-contrast Synthesize understanding by writing arguments or explanatory essays in the brief form of constructive responses. Apply note taking skills for researching in a library using computer databases, books, references, and textbook.

3 What is Ancient History? It concerns the distant past, from the earliest humans through the first great civilizations. Prehistory (Before written records) B.C. / A.D. Prehistoric time: Paleo and Neolithic Ancient History civilizations

4 Students define all the red, blue, and italic terms for a chapter on a “Hide-and-Study Paper.” (Can use flash cards, Quizlet.com) archeologistartifact historianprehistoric geographerritual social scientistsAncient History Chapter Terms

5 Define civilization? on a Hide and Study Paper in spiral with icon Civilizations have a stable food supply to feed a large population. Organized systems of managing food distribution became necessary. This led to systems of counting, writing to keep records, laws, social levels, job specialization, and more. Ex. cities, trading, technology

6 Cornell Notes=extra reading help Reading strategies practiced Summing up paragraphs Total Chapter summary Main Ideas Supporting Details

7 Headings and Bullets Notes Result=higher quiz scores Heading: Difficulties of Environment of Mesopotamia Food shortages in hills Uncontrolled water supply Must maintain irrigation systems Attacks from neighbors The main idea is _________________________

8 Keep it together! Use a spiral notebook* and glue stick Hide and Study: fold/flip to learn terms Copy and answer Questions of Day Take notes and work in Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) Paste in handouts, quizzes, tests *Table of Contents in Spiral helps student know where and what to review for tests.

9 First Semester Earliest hominids to 70,000 BCE hunters and gatherers: Hominids to Homo Sapiens 12, BCE Last Ice Age Neolithic Age and beginning of Agriculture BCE Start civilizations with writing: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush Permanent shelters=Characteristics of civilizations BCE Indus River Valley-India

10 Second Semester Ancient China Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Research project is a Common Core requirement

11 Caring Classroom 613 Care for the Code of Conduct -Respect for Self Do my best Positive Participation -Respect for Others Concern for all -Respect for School Care to follow rules

12 Be a Productive Partner: 4L’s 1.Look (pay attention to directions, task) 2.Lean in 3.Lower voice 4.Listen attentively

13 Use Academic Language Respectfully use academic language when participating as individual, partner, or in group. Responses must be complete: Casual-It’s on page 2 Formal-On page 2, I found an example telling why hunters and gatherers had to keep moving from place to place. I cite paragraph 3 which states ______.

14 “Go Beyond Club” For a 5 week period, student who qualify, meet me at lunch. Must Achieve “A” 3 times on SS tests to do. Must come to beginning meeting at start of a unit. Cannot come into mid-Unit. Deeper exploration and research with notes, cited information, essay Presentation possible-choice of media Parent signed Independent Study Contract


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