Universal American School, Middle School
Weekly Assignment Schedule
from November 7, 2010 to November 11, 2010
Holmes Social Studies 6th
• Receive new weekly schedule
• Turn in globes for on the spot grading
• Read/Review pp. 116-117 (Longitude/Latitude)
- Complete activity using maps
- Read pp. 112-115 (Sec. 1) and answer Q’s on pg. 115
- Answer map skills questions on pg. 113, Q’s 1 & 2
• Turn in Sec. 1 HW for grading
• Complete Sec. 1 Graphic Organizer
- Read pp. 118-123 (Sec. 2) and answer Q’s on pg. 123
- Answer map and diagram questions on pp. 119, 120, 122
• Turn in Sec. 2 HW for grading
• Complete Sec. 2 Graphic Organizer
- Read pp. 124-129 (Sec. 3) and answer Q’s on pg. 129
• Turn in Sec. 3 HW for grading
• Review instructions for Current Event Workshop and sign up for next week’s presentations
• Complete Sec. 3 Graphic Organizer
- Transfer HW Q’s & Answers into foldable. Same goes for vocab and graphic organizer notes
• In Class Assignment
- Geography of Indus River Valley
- Clay Seals
- Building Mohenjo Daro
- No Homework!!!
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%.
SGG-3.2 Use the coordinates of latitude and longitude to locate points on a world map
SSPS-2.2 Compare world religions and belief systems focusing on geographic origins, founding leaders, and teachings:
SSH-1.4 Compare the geographic, political, economic and social characteristics of the river civilizations in the Indus River Valley before 1,000 B.C.
- Cultural and Scientific Contributions
Chapter 4 Objectives: Using Latitude and Longitude
Section 1 – Geography Skills
1. Define latitude and longitude
2. Apply understanding of latitude and longitude
3. Review understanding of continents and bodies of water
Chapter 4 Objectives: The Indus Valley – A river valley civilization began in the Indian subcontinent about 8,000 years ago, around the same time Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt developed. Much of the heritage of modern India has its roots in this ancient culture. Two of the world’s great spiritual traditions, Hinduism and Buddhism, also trace their beginnings to ancient India.
Section 1 – The Indus River Valley
• Identify the location and course of the Indus River
• Describe the land through which the Indus River flows
• Explain how the river affected farming in the Indus River valley
Section 2 – Indus Valley Civilizations
• Identify the lost cities of the Indus
• Describe Harappan Civilization
• Analyze effects of the Aryan migration into the Indus Valley
Section 3 – The Birth of Hinduism
• Explain the origins of Hinduism
• Identify the important beliefs of Hinduism
• Analyze how Hinduism has changed
Assessment (Tests/Quizzes) dates can be changed at any point and pop quizzes will be given without notice if necessary
The following will be assessed: None Planned for This Week!!!