Universal American School, Middle School
Weekly Assignment Schedule
from October 3, 2010 to October 7, 2010
Holmes Social Studies 6 Grade
• Briefly review weekly schedule
• Sections 6-3, 6-4, and 6-5 will work on clay project: Cuneiform Writing the entire class
• Sections 6-1 and 6-2 will complete Graphic Organizers for Sec. 2 and 3
• All students will receive materials for Chp. 2 foldable as well as instructions on how to complete assignment at home
- Paste chapter summaries on foldable, and define vocabulary words on vocab cards (Use Example posted on website if you are confused about how to paste summaries, and where to place vocabulary cards)
- If you are behind on any homework from Chp. 2 you need to complete it now so that you don’t fall too behind!!!
- Bring Colored Pencils to Class tomorrow
• Sections 6-3, 6-4, and 6-5 will complete graphic organizers for Sec. 2 and 3 and work on maps if there is time
. Section 6-1 and 62 will work on map activity with partner using maps provided by teacher
- Read Sec. 4: “The Birth of Judaism;” pp. 72-76 and complete Q’s 1-5 on pp. 77
- Complete “Fertile Crescent” maps at home and answer related Q’s
• Complete Sec. 4 graphic organizer: Judaism
• Review Sec. 1, 2, 3, and 4 homework (any questions student didn’t do, or answered incorrectly need to be corrected before transferring onto foldable index cards)
- Complete “Fertile Crescent” maps at home
• Current Event Workshop!!!
• Watch Film (“From Nomads to Farmers”) highlighting major concepts from Chp. 2
• Students will complete Q’s while watching film
- Copy correct Questions and answers from Sec. 1, 2, 3, and 4 homework onto study cards before attaching to foldable (you do not need to copy vocab onto cards; only Q’s 2-5
• No School, but I will see you when you come with your parents
- Study for next week's test
The Key to Success and Doing Well on Tests:
1. Come to Class and Participate
2. Spend Time Each Night Going over the homework. This is called studying. You shouldn’t need to spend that much time doing so. The point is to do it and do it consistently.
3. Get Your Parents Involved – Have Them Quiz You.
4. Come to class confident and come prepared to demonstrate that you understand the content on test day.
NOTE TO PARENTS/STUDENTS:
IF AT ANYTIME YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CANNOT GET THE HOMEWORK DONE BECAUSE OF OTHER COURSE RESPONSIBILITIES, PUT THE SOCIAL STUDIES ASSIGNMENTS ON HOLD, AND CONCENTRATE ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT OR TAKE A BREAK. YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH UP ON WORK ASSIGNED BEFORE THE TWO WEEK STUDY OF THE CHAPTER ENDS, AT WHICH TIME I WILL COLLECT GRADED AS WELL AS LATE WORK. WORK THAT IS TURNED IN ON TIME WILL EARN YOU 100%. LATE WORK WILL EARN YOU A 75%, AND IF YOU DON’T TURN YOUR WORK IN AT ALL YOU WILL RECEIVE A 50%.
SSPS-2.2 Compare world religions and beliefs systems focusing on geographic origins, founding leaders and teachings including
SSSM-7.3 Organize information using outlines and graphic organizers
SSH-1.4 Compare the geographic, political, economic, and social characteristics of the river civilizations in the Tigris and Euphrates (Mesopotamia)
• Cultural and Scientific Contributions
SSPS-2.1 Compare the cultural practices and products of the societies studied including:
• Class structure
• Gender roles
• Customs and traditions
Chapter 2 Objectives: The Fertile Crescent
Because early agriculture depended on fertile soil and irrigation, the first civilizations developed along rivers. The region surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, called the Fertile Crescent, was where the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires developed and Judaism began.
Section 1 – Geography of the Fertile Crescent
• Describe the conditions in southern and northern Mesopotamia
• Explain how technology such as levees and canals improved farming in the Mesopotamian region
• Analyze the reasons for the growth of civilizations in the Fertile Crescent
Section 2 – The Cities of Sumer
• Explain how cuneiform developed and why it was so important for the Sumerians
• Analyze the development of Sumerian city-states
• Explain how Mesopotamian cultural values shaped local life
Section 3 – Babylon and Assyria
• Describe Babylon’s rise to power
• Analyze Babylonian life under the Code of Hammurabi
• Explain the style of warfare that Assyria used to conquer Babylon
Section 4 – The Birth of Judaism
• Describe the origins of Judaism
• Analyze Moses’ leadership of the Jews
• Explain how King Dave and King Solomon were important to Jerusalem’s history
Assessment (Tests/Quizzes) Dates (These Dates May/Can be changed at any point) and pop quizzes will be given with no notice if necessary The following will be assessed:
At this point your child should have the following resources to help them do well on next week’s test
• Sec. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Graphic Organizers (notes taken in class)
• Student generated maps and completed map questions
• Foldable with chapter summaries, vocab cards, and Sec. 1, 2, 3, and 4 homework questions index cards (questions on one side, answers on the other side)
• Questions and answers (these should all be done because we watched film in class and discussed it) from film
No test this week, but there will be one next week (Tentatively planned for Monday, October 11; Chapter 2) !!!