Universal American School, Middle School
Weekly Assignment Schedule
from December 5, 2010 to December 9, 2010
Holmes Social Studies 6th
• Receive weekly schedule and Chapter 5 study packet
• In Class Activity: Dynasty timeline and grouping
• Select 5 students for Wednesday’s Current Event Workshop
- Read Section 1 and answer guiding questions, work on map, and begin vocabulary
- If you were selected to present current event on Wednesday you need to show me your article by tomorrow to get the clearance to present article
• Review Sec. 1 and 2: Graphic Organizers
- Read Section 2 and answer guiding questions, complete map, and work on vocabulary
- Copy any notes that we didn’t complete in class by going to website
- If you are one of the students presenting a current event to class, start putting together your board and presentation
• NO SCHOOL
- If you are behind on study packet, get caught up
- Those of you who will be presenting your current event to class on Wednesday need to be ready
• Current Event Workshop
• Terracotta Soldier Story
• Review Thursday’s activity
- Make sure you have everything done for Sec. 1 and 2
• Build Terracotta Soldiers
- 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. HOMEWORK IS DESIGNED FOR YOU TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE MATERIAL BEFORE WE REVIEW IT IN CLASS. IT ALSO GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN SOME POINTS.
SSH-1.2 Arrange dates in order on a time line using the B.C. and A.D.
SSH-1.1 Construct a multiple-tier time line from a list of events and interpret the relationships between the events
SSH-1.4 Compare the geographic, political, economic and social characteristics of the river civilizations in the Huang He River Valley before 1,000 B.C.
- 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
The Huang He Valley: From its beginning, over 6,000 years ago in the Huang He Valley, Chinese culture influenced much of Asia. Over the centuries its culture has also influenced cultures in other parts of the world. In this chapter, you will learn about China’s beginnings. It is a story of soldiers, scholars, emperors, and farmers. Read on to learn more about Chinese history and culture.
Section 1 – The Huang He Valley
• Locate and describe the features of the Huang He
• Analyze the effects of the Huang He on the development of the Huang He valley culture
• Identify the geographical regions of China
Section 2 – The First Dynasties of China
• Describe the government and culture of the Shang dynasty
• Explain how China changed under the Zhou dynasty
• Identify the cultural advances that occurred during the Warring States Period
Assessment (Tests/Quizzes): The following will be assessed: None This Week!!!